Ched Evans' football career 'now lost'

Ched Evans, who played 13 times for Wales, was today found guilty of rape and jailed for five years. Credit: North Wales Police

David Fish QC, for the defence, told the court it was a "sad day" for Evans.

"He is aged 23 and has, until now, had a promising career to which he has devoted his whole life since his teens," he said.

"That career has now been lost."

In mitigation, Mr Fish said Evans had not targeted the complainant and had come to the matter "very late".

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Welsh striker jailed for rape

The Sheffield United and Wales striker Ched Evans has been jailed for five years after being found guilty of raping a 19-year-old woman who was "too drunk to consent" to sex. Port Vale defender Clayton McDonald was cleared of the same charge.