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Ched Evans to face rape trial in October

Former footballer Ched Evans will be tried in October Credit: PA

Footballer Ched Evans will be tried on one count of rape later this year.

The former Wales international appeared at Cardiff Crown Court and pleaded not guilty to raping a woman in May 2011.

Ex Sheffield United striker Evans - wearing a black suit, white shirt and navy tie - only spoke to confirm his identity before entering his plea on Friday.

The 27-year-old was represented by Kieran Vaughan QC while John Philpotts QC, for the prosecution, appeared via video link from Mold Crown Court.

Evans' trial will take place on October 4.