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News Round-Up Week Ending 22.4.16

(Posted on 21/04/16)


Ched Evans wins appeal against rape conviction.

Former Sheffield United footballer Ched Evans has won an appeal against his 2012 conviction for rape and now faces a retrial, the Guardian reports.

Evans, now 27, spent two and a half years in jail for raping a 19-year-old in a hotel in north Wales.

The former Sheffield United striker and Welsh international was present at the London court with his girlfriend, Natasha Massey.

Lady Justice Hallett, Mr Justice Flaux and Sir David Maddison heard submissions over two days from Kieran Vaughan QC, for Evans, and Eleanor Laws QC, for the crown. The appeal judges quashed the conviction after fresh evidence emerged.