Ched Evans and Clayton McDonald rape trial: Woman hysterical, says friend
A woman allegedly raped by two footballers at a hotel turned up in a "hysterical" condition at a friend's house later that morning, a court has heard.
Wales and Sheffield United striker Ched Evans, and Port Vale defender Clayton McDonald, both 23, deny the attack at a Premier Inn near Rhyl, Denbighshire.
The woman's friend told Caernarfon crown court that she was also crying constantly and "couldn't breathe".
The trial continues.
The court heard how the woman - who was 19 at the time - was made a cup of tea by her friend, and tried to calm her.
Her friend then ordered a taxi to take her to her mother's house in May 2011.
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She was alone, naked in a hotel room. She didn't have her bag or phone.”
The witness said she and the woman had wanted to look at CCTV footage at the hotel.
"She couldn't remember who she went there with," the witness told the jury.
Earlier, another female witness told the court she had received a phone call from the woman.
John Philpotts, prosecuting, asked :"What sort of condition did you judge she was in when she spoke to you?"
"She wasn't herself. She seemed confused," the witness replied.'Naked'
"She told me she had woken up in the Premier Inn, alone, under strange circumstances. She was alone, naked in a hotel room. She didn't have her bag or phone."
Judge Merfyn Hughes QC asked the witness: "Did she in this telephone call say anything at all which suggested to you she could remember what had happened to her after the time she left the Zu bar?"
"No," she replied.
Beauty therapist Natalie Griffiths told the court she saw Mr Evans and his friend introduced to her as "Clayton" at the Zu bar.
She was invited to an "after party" at the Premier Inn and Mr McDonald asked for her mobile phone number.
She later received several text messages from Mr McDonald, one giving the room number.
But she told David Fish QC, defending Mr Evans, that the pair "were not flirting with me".
The trial continues.