Welsh footballer Ched Evans has lost his Court of Appeal challenge against his conviction for rape.
Evans also lost an appeal against his five-year jail sentence.
Ched Evans has launched a new challenge against his conviction for rape and will have his case heard by three judges at the Court of Appeal.
The Lord Chief Justice Lord Judge, sitting with Mr Justice Mitting and Mr Justice Griffith Williams in London, will hear a renewed application by the former-footballer for leave to appeal against conviction.
Evans lost the first stage of the appeal process in August when his application for leave was rejected by a single judge considering the case on the papers.
Submissions on his behalf will be presented to the full court today in a bid to have the conviction overturned.
Footballer Ched Evans launches a new challenge today against his conviction for rape.
The former Sheffield United and Wales striker will have his case heard by three judges at the Court of Appeal in London.
It comes the day after nine people were found guilty of revealing the name of his victim.
Seven men and three women, aged between 18 and 27 from north Wales and Sheffield, have been accused of revealing the victim's identity.
The law grants victims and alleged victims of rape lifelong anonymity.
One of the women denied the charge and was granted bail until 21 January.
Nine people have pleaded guilty to revealing online the identity of a woman raped by former Sheffield United striker Ched Evans.
Five more people were today charged with revealing online the identity of a woman, the footballer Ched Evans was convicted of raping, the Crown Prosecution Service has confirmed.
The total number of people charged over publishing matter online that was likely to lead to identification of the victim now stands at nine.
In April, former Sheffield United and Wales striker Evans was jailed for five years at Caernarfon Crown Court for raping a 19-year-old woman in a hotel room.
Evans admitted having sex with her, but the woman told the jury she had no memory of the incident - and the prosecution said she was too drunk to consent to sexual intercourse.
Two men have been charged with revealing the identity of a woman raped by footballer Ched Evans online.
Benjamin Davies, 27, from Rhyl, and Michael Ashton, 21, from Llanddulas, North Wales, are accused of publishing information on a social networking site that was likely to lead members of the public to identify the victim.
Four people have now been charged following the end of the footballer's trial. Both Davies and Ashton have been bailed to appear before Prestatyn Magistrates' Court on November 5.
Former Sheffield United and Wales striker Evans was jailed for five years at Caernarfon Crown Court on April 20 for raping a 19-year-old woman in a Rhyl hotel room.
- Ex-Sheffield United and Wales striker Ched Evans was jailed for five years in April for raping a 19-year-old who was "too drunk to consent".
- Evans admitted having sex with the woman, but she told the jury she had no memory of the incident.
- He maintains his innocence and has appealed his conviction.
- In the aftermath, the victim was allegedly named online and subjected to abuse.
- The law ensures all victims of sexual abuse are protected by lifetime anonymity.
- At least 17 people were arrested in connection with the allegations.
- So far only Dominic Green and Alexandra Hewitt have been charged.
Dominic Green, 23, and Alexandra Hewitt, 24, have been charged after they allegedly posted messages online naming the victim in the rape trial of Welsh striker Ched Evans, the Crown Prosecution Service has announced.
Chief Crown Prosecutor for the Crown Prosecution Service Cymru-Wales, Jim Brisbane, said in a statement:
Two people have been charged with allegedly posting messages online identifying the victim in the rape case that led to the conviction of footballer Ched Evans, the Crown Prosecution Service has said.
Three men have been arrested as part of the investigation into the naming on Twitter of the victim in the Ched Evans rape case, North Wales police said.