Jurors sworn in for retrial of footballer Ched Evans



Jurors have been sworn in for the retrial of footballer Ched Evans who is facing a charge of rape.
The 27-year-old Chesterfield and Wales striker stands accused of assaulting a woman at a hotel in north Wales in May 2011.
A 12 person jury, plus two reserves, were chosen from an initial panel of 24 - which was whittled down after the court heard of 40 witnesses and names featuring in the case.
The two week trial will be presided over by senior judge Mrs Justice Nicola Davies, while the Crown and defence counsel are Simon Medland QC and Judith Khan QC respectively.
Earlier in the day, Evans... read more

 
4 October 2016 in Yorkshire & Humber, Views: 38
Source: Batley News
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