Nottingham detective Trevor Gray's rape conviction quashed

Court picture of Trevor Gray
Image caption A jury found Trevor Gray guilty in May last year but after the hearing he will face a retrial

A detective with 25 years' experience has had his eight-year jail term for rape and sexual assault overturned.

Trevor Gray, of Watnall, near Nottingham, was a detective sergeant with Nottinghamshire Police and was found guilty in May last year.

He challenged the "safety" of the verdict and on Tuesday the conviction was overturned in light of fresh evidence at London's Appeal Court.

The hearing directed that he must face a retrial at a later date.

Mr Gray was jailed at Nottingham Crown Court last year for eight years for rape, six years for attempted rape and four for sexual assault, to run concurrently.

At a two-hour hearing on Tuesday Lord Justice Moore-Bick, sitting with Mr Justice Mackay and Sir David Maddison, quashed the conviction.

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