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Crown officials are to be asked to investigate the possibility that a convicted rapist and sex offender who was jailed for murdering a schoolgirl may be responsible for two killings for which another man was jailed. A lawyer acting for Andrew Cameron, 30, jailed 11 years ago for the killings of two teenage girls, is to ask the Crown Office to subject samples from all the cases involved to DNA tests.

His call follows the trial last week at which Gavin McGuire, 37, jailed for 30 years by the High Court in Glasgow for the murder of 16-year-old Mhairi Julyan, a pupil at Kilmarnock Academy, who was sexually assaulted and strangled as she walked home from a pantomime. Cameron's lawyer, Joe Beltrami, said yesterday that there were strong similarities between the attacks for which his client was jailed and attacks linked to Gavin McGuire.