Wales

Ched Evans rape case: Two more charged in Twitter investigation

  • 9 October 2012
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Ched Evans
Wales footballer Ched Evans was jailed for five years in April

North Wales Police have charged another two people in connection with the naming on Twitter of a woman who was raped by Wales footballer Ched Evans.

Benjamin Davies, 27, from Rhyl, and Michael Ashton, 21, from Llanddulas in Conwy, have been bailed until November.

It brings the total charged to four - Dominic Green, 23, from Rhyl, and Alexandra Hewitt, 24, from Broughton, were charged yesterday.

Former Sheffield United striker Evans was jailed for five years in April.

He had been found guilty of raping the 19-year-old woman at a hotel near Rhyl, Denbighshire, in May 2011.

At least 17 people have now been arrested as part of the investigation into social media following the case.

After charges were brought against Mr Green and Ms Hewitt, Jim Brisbane, chief crown prosecutor for the Crown Prosecution Service in Wales, said: "We have completed reviews in relation to a number of the suspects under investigation."

All four will appear before Prestatyn Magistrates' Court on 5 November.

Mr Brisbane said a further suspect under the age of 18 has been issued with a final warning by police.

"Evidence relating to a number of other suspects has been presented to us as part of this investigation and our evidential reviews are continuing," Mr Brisbane added.

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