Ched Evans leaves by car
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Footballer Ched Evans leaves Wymott prison

Former Sheffield United striker Ched Evans has been released from prison after serving half of his five-year sentence for rape.

The 25-year-old was found guilty in April 2012 of raping a 19-year-old woman in a hotel in May 2011.

Sheffield United boss Nigel Clough has held talks with club officials about the possibility of Evans returning.

But almost 150,000 people have signed an online petition urging the club not to take the Wales international back.

Evans left Wymott Prison near Leyland in Lancashire in a car at about 05:30 BST on Friday.

  • 17 Oct 2014
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