Court told alleged rape victim was 'in distress'

Ched Evans
Ched Evans arriving at court earlier this week Photo: ITV News Wales

A friend of an alleged rape victim has told a jury in the trial of a Wales football international accused of rape how she arrived on her doorstep "in distress".

She told Caernarfon Crown Court: "The woman was hysterical - constantly crying - she couldn't breathe, she wouldn't stop crying."

Also speaking at the trial was forensic scientist, Pauline Lax.

She told the court that although the alleged victim did not show signs of having any spiked substances in her bloodstream, it did not rule out the possibility of her receiving a small amount at some stage during her night out in Rhyl.

A Hotel receptionist on duty on night of alleged attack also told the court that Clayton McDonald and the alleged victim arrived at the hotel before Evans arrived separately.

He described how he heard the noise of a couple having sex. 15 minutes later, McDonald left, telling the receptionist: 'do you know that girl I was with? Keep an eye on her....she's sick'.Yesterday the defence counsel for the footballers' started cross examination, via video link, of the 20-year-old woman.

The court heard how she had drunk two-thirds of a bottle of wine, as well as other alcohol, that night and that she couldn't remember getting into a taxi with McDonald.

Wales international Ched Evans, and Port Vale defender Clayton McDonald, both deny raping the woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons. The trial continues