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Former Wales striker Evans found not guilty of rape

News 14 Oct 2016, 19:44 IST

LONDON (Reuters) - Former Wales international striker Ched Evans was found not guilty of rape after a two week long re-trial ended in Cardiff on Friday.

Evans, who was released in 2014 after serving half of a five-year sentence for the alleged rape of a 19-year-old woman in a hotel room in 2011, had his conviction quashed by the Court of Appeal last April.

The 27-year-old now plays for League One (third-tier) English club Chesterfield.

The jury of seven women and five men took two hours to acquit Evans at Cardiff crown court.

(Reporting by Alan Baldwin, editing by Ed Osmond)

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