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North Wales police meet Sky over Ched Evans trial coverage

Ched Evans was found guilty of rape and jailed for five years Photo: ITV News Wales

North Wales police have met with broadcaster Sky News over their coverage of the rape trial of Wales international footballer Ched Evans.

The channel inadvertently revealed the name of Evans' victim following his conviction for rape last month.

Victims of sexual offences are guaranteed the legal right to lifetime anonymity.

Officers conducted a formal interview with staff in London as part of their investigation, and the case will now be referred to the Crown Prosecution Service and the Attorney General's office.

Detective Chief Inspector Steve Williams said Sky News has fully co-operated with the investigation.

Evans was jailed for five years at Caernarfon Crown court in April for raping the 19-year-old woman in a hotel room - something he denies. He now plans to appeal.

Following the conclusion of the trial, seventeen arrests have so far been made throughout North Wales and South Yorkshire in connection with the alleged naming of the victim online.

North Wales Police are now reminding people that anyone who publishes a victim's identity will be subject to investigation and possible criminal proceedings.

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