Ched Evans rape case: Three men in Twitter arrest bailed

Ched Evans Wales and Sheffield United striker Ched Evans was jailed for five years

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Three men arrested by police investigating the alleged naming of a rape victim on Twitter have been released on bail.

The comments were allegedly made after Sheffield United and Wales striker Ched Evans was jailed for raping a 19-year-old woman near Rhyl, Denbighshire.

Rape victims have anonymity for life.

DCI Steve Williams, from North Wales Police, said: "Further arrests are planned and will be made in the forthcoming days."

The three men, who were arrested in Sheffield with the help of South Yorkshire Police, have been bailed to allow North Wales Police to make further enquiries and to consult with the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS).

Earlier this week Ched Evans' lawyers confirmed he is to appeal against his conviction.

The 23-year-old was jailed for five years last Friday at Caernarfon Crown Court.

During the trial Evans admitted having sex with the victim at a Premier Inn last May but said it was consensual.

The woman, who is now 20, said she had no memory of the incident and the prosecution successfully argued she was too drunk to consent to intercourse.

Evans was convicted by a jury but his co-defendant, Port Vale defender Clayton McDonald, 23, who also admitted having sex with the victim, was found not guilty.

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