Advances in DNA technology have enabled him to prove that a 33-year-old woman living in northern Sweden is not and never was his daughter.
The man broke up with the mother of the child shortly before the girl was born. He always claimed not to be the father but his ex-girlfriend disagreed and a lengthy legal battle ensued.
The case eventually went to the Supreme Court in 1986. Despite undergoing a number of paternity tests, the man lost the case and was required to pay his share of the child’s upkeep.
But now, 33 years after the birth of his supposed daughter, the Supreme Court has overturned the decision after a DNA analysis proved that he was telling the truth all along.