Derbyshire striker Ched Evans cleared of rape in retrial
Footballer Ched Evans has been found not guilty of rape following a two week retrial.
The Wales international and Chesterfield striker, who fought a five-year battle to clear his name, wept and hugged his partner Natasha Massey following the verdict at Cardiff Crown Court.
Evans, 27, had admitted to having sex with a woman in a hotel in Rhyl, north Wales, and cheating on his girlfriend in the process, but always insisted it had been consensual.
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