Lady Justice Hallett,
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Court quashes footballer Ched Evans' rape conviction

Footballer Ched Evans has had his conviction for rape quashed at the Court of Appeal in London, but will face a new trial.

The ex-Wales international was jailed in 2012 for raping a 19-year-old at a Premier Inn near Rhyl, Denbighshire.

The former Sheffield United, Manchester City and Norwich player was released from jail in October 2014 after serving half of his five-year term.

Mr Evans, 27, has always denied raping the woman.

Lady Justice Hallett, announcing the court's decision, said the judges heard "fresh evidence" during the appeal hearing on 22 and 23 March.

  • 21 Apr 2016
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