- 46 updates
Sheffield United and Wales footballer Ched Evans has been found guilty of raping a woman who was "too drunk to consent" to sex at Caernarfon Crown Court today. Another player Clayton McDonald has been cleared.
The jury in the Ched Evans and Clayton McDonald rape trial at Caernarfon crown court has today retired to consider their verdicts.
Wales and Sheffield United footballer Ched Evans has denied using a 19 year-old woman for his own sexual gratification.
Giving evidence in front of a jury at Caernarfon Crown Court today the striker repeatedly denied accusations that the woman had been unfit to consent to having sex.
Mr Evans and the Port Vale defender Clayton McDonald both deny raping the woman in Rhuddlan last May.
One of the central questions in this case has been why Ched Evans actually went to the Premier Inn in Rhuddlan rather than go home.
His explanation was that it was all quite innocent and he had booked the room because there was not enough space at his mothers house in Rhyl for people to stay.
When asked by his barrister how drunk he thought the girl was Evans replied he didn't think she was very drunk.
The trial continues.
Wales and Sheffield United centre forward Ched Evans this afternoon told a jury that a 19-year-old woman consented to sex.
Evans, 23, was asked by his QC David Fish at Caernarfon crown court if he had sexual intercourse with the woman, to which he said yes.
When asked if there was any reason or signal which caused him to believe she wasn't consenting, Mr Evans said no.
Ched Evans and and Clayton McDonald deny raping the woman in the hotel at Rhuddlan, near Rhyl.
The trial continues.
A football player's denied raping a teenage girl at a hotel in North Wales. Clayton McDonald has been giving evidence at Caernarfon Crown Court. Ian Lang sent this report from court.
Wales international footballer Ched Evans is expected to give evidence later today. They both deny rape.
A jury has heard how a footballer accused of raping a woman at a hotel near Rhyl, told police she had come back to the hotel to have fun. Caernarfon Crown Court heard how Clayton McDonald claimed the woman was enjoying herself.
He is on trial along with former Wales International Ched Evans. The prosecution allege the 19 year old was in no fit state to consent to what happened at the hotel in May last year.
Both players deny the charges and the trial will continue tomorrow.
A jury has heard how a 19-year-old woman, allegedly raped by two footballers, was "very drunk" at a takeaway food shop that morning.
Sohail Aslam, owner of the Godfather kebab shop at Rhyl, told Caernarfon crown court that she fell down two or three times in the shop.
"She never used to be that drunk but she was very drunk that night," he remarked.
Both Ched Evans and Clayton McDonald deny rape.
A friend of the alleged victim has told the jury that the woman arrived on her doorstep "in distress".
She said: "She was hysterical - constantly crying - she couldn't breathe, she wouldn't stop crying".
Giving evidence, forensic scientist Pauline Lax tells the court that although the alleged rape victim didn't show signs of having any spiked substance in her blood stream, that doesn't rule out the possibility of her being given a small amount at some stage during her night out in Rhyl.
Latest ITV News reports
Professional footballer, Ched Evans, has lodged an appeal against his conviction of rape.
North Wales police have met with Sky News after the broadcaster inadvertently revealed the victim's name in the Ched Evans rape case.