Brighton footballers not guilty

Four Brighton footballers accused of sexual assault have been found not guilty.

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Footballers cleared of sex assault: full report

Four footballers have been cleared of sexually assaulting a 19-year-old woman in a hotel room in Brighton. Brighton and Hove players Anton Rodgers, George Barker and Lewis Dunk - and former team-mate Steve Cook - who now plays for Bournemouth, all denied the charges.

A jury at the Old Bailey heard the woman "told a pack of lies" but said she had been humiliated by the sportsmen. Charlotte Wilkins sent this report. She spoke to Lewes Dunk, Mark Haslam, Anton Rodgers' Solicitor and Detective Superintendent Nick May.

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Footballers cleared of sex assault

Four footballers have been cleared of sexually assaulting a woman

Anton Rodgers, 20, George Barker, 21, Lewis Dunk, 21, and former team-mate Steve Cook, 22, had all denied sexually assaulting a 19-year-old woman in July 2011.

Rodgers, Barker Mr Cook had also denied voyeurism.

The trial at the Old Bailey had heard how photos were taken of the unconscious woman in a hotel room in Brighton.

Cook, who has since signed for Bournemouth last year was on Brighton and Hove Albion's books at the time, of the alleged incident.

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