Footballers sex attack case to open

The case against four footballers accused of sexual assault and voyeurism is due open at the Old Bailey this morning.

The offences are alleged to have taken place at the Jurys Inn hotel in Brighton in July 2011.

Brighton and Hove Albion players Anton Rodgers, 19, Lewis Dunk, 21, and George Barker, 21, and former team-mate Steve Cook, 21, who now plays for Bournemouth, deny the charges.

The players are alleged to have assaulted a 19-year-old woman at the hotel.

Rodgers and Barker, both of Highview Avenue North,Brighton, Dunk, of Woodbourne Avenue, Brighton, and Cook, of Perth Road, St Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex, are on bail.

A jury was sworn in yesterday and will return today to hear prosecutor Richard Barton outline details of the case.

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Footballers in sex assault trial

Three footballers from Brighton & Hove Albion FC and a former teammate have appeared before the Old Bailey charged with sexual assault and voyeurism. They deny the charges.