Natasha Massey and Ched Evans
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Ched Evans 'overwhelmed with relief' at rape acquittal

Footballer Ched Evans has spoken of his "overwhelming relief" at being found not guilty of raping a 19-year-old woman in a hotel room.

The Chesterfield striker was accused of attacking her at a Premier Inn in Rhuddlan, Denbighshire, on 30 May 2011.

Mr Evans, 27, was originally found guilty of rape at Caernarfon Crown Court in 2012, but this conviction was quashed in April.

He was found not guilty of the same charge at Cardiff Crown Court on Friday.

A statement was read out on his behalf.

  • 14 Oct 2016
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