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Police meet broadcaster over Evans rape trial coverage

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

The channel broadcast the identity of Evans' victim via social networking websites following his conviction for rape last month.

Rape victims are guaranteed anonymity from media coverage under the Sexual Offences (Amendment) Act 1992.

Evans was jailed for five years at Caernarfon Crown court.

Four more arrests in twitter investigation

Ched Evans was jailed for five years in April for raping a 19 year old woman in a hotel room Credit: North Wales Police

Seventeen arrests have now been made in connection with the alleged naming on Twitter of the victim in footballer Ched Evans' rape case. North Wales Police, working with South Yorkshire Police, arrested four more men in Sheffield on Tuesday.

The men, aged between 19 and 30 were questioned in Sheffield before being bailed to return to a police station in North Wales in early July. North Wales Police confirmed that more arrests are planned.

The Force is reminding people that the law gives rape victims and other victims of serious sexual offences, anonymity for life and that if anyone publishes a victim's identity they will be subject to investigation and possible criminal proceedings.

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Tweeting arrests: nine bailed

Nine people arrested yesterday in connection with the alleged naming of the Ched Evans rape victim on Twitter have been released on bail pending further inquiries, say North Wales Police.

The five men and four women from Conwy, Denbighshire and Flintshire have been bailed until July, as have three men from the Sheffield area who were arrested and released on bail last week.

North Wales Police say their investigation is continuing and further arrests are expected.

Further Twitter rape naming arrests

North Wales Police have arrested nine more people as part of their investigation into the alleged naming of a rape victim on social media sites.

Three men and three women from Rhyl, Prestatyn and Llanddula were arrested early this morning and are being held at St Asaph police station.

Later in the morning another woman was arrested in Broughton, Flintshire and a man was arrested in Colwyn Bay.

A fifth man was arrested in Abergele at lunchtime today.

We continue to be proactive in this investigation and anticipate that further arrests will be made in the near future

– DS Bob Halford, North Wales Police

"Further arrests" to follow after rape victim allegedly named on Twitter

North Wales Police have warned that "further arrests" will be made over the alleged naming of a rape victim on Twitter. Wales footballer Ched Evans was last week jailed for five years for the rape of a 19-year-old woman at a hotel at Rhuddlan.

Yesterday, police arrested three men, who have been released on bail. Two of the men were arrested under the Sexual Offences Amendments Act and the third was held on suspicion of malicious communication.

Victims of rape and other sexual assaults are given lifetime anonymity.

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