Northumbria police boss says Ched Evans case shows courts have 'gone back 30 years'
A former solicitor general has expressed concern about some of the evidence heard in the Ched Evans rape trial.
The Wales international footballer was acquitted of rape on Friday following a five-year battle to clear his name.
In a rare move, the jury at Cardiff Crown Court heard evidence from two men who had sex with the complainant around the time of the rape allegation.
According to BBC News, Vera Baird, police and crime commissioner for Northumbria and former solicitor general, told Radio 4's Today programme: "The only difference between a clear conviction of Mr Evans in 2012 and... read more
- 15:42 Four British people kidnapped in Nigeria
- 15:42 Oldham Athletic announce Richie Wellens as new manager
- 15:42 Judge blames man for killing his baby
- 15:42 Manchester United player Victor Lindelof will be big hit says...
- 15:41 Shell launches first EV charging stations in the UK
- 15:41 The UK's top sustainable restaurants
- 15:41 Take a look at the amazing images competing for Wildlife...
- 15:41 These are the most Instagrammable food trends from around the world
- 15:40 Sci-fi style wind ‘baffles’ installed at Leeds’ notorious...
- 15:38 Police hunt three men over unprovoked attack on Leeds United fan
- 15:38 Drunk woman kicked police officer
- 15:38 Fleetwood’s Jacinta repair work delayed by weather
- 15:38 Docks dream to move closer
- 15:38 Sick Brits 'travelling to Serbia for sex with dogs at animal...
- 15:38 UPDATE: Police confirm man's injuries following 'disturbance' near...
- 15:38 Hundreds of responses received for Melton bypass consultation
- 15:37 Novak Djokovic reveals what he really thinks about Roger Federer...
- 15:37 Why Lee Burge is still Coventry City's top keeper - despite THAT...
- 15:37 Chelsea vs Roma: Alejandro Moreno makes huge prediction about...
- 15:37 BBC launch hunt for Britain’s Best Cook - have you got what it takes?
- 15:37 Tom Robinson on why he’s glad to be grey and hitting the road again
- 15:37 Corby pupils given driving experience in road safety course
- 15:36 Fire Emblem Warriors review – almost mediocre
- 15:36 La Palma volcano: Will it erupt? Latest threat alert for Tenerife...
- 15:36 Teeth whitening: Why trendy toothpastes could damage teeth
- 15:35 Sci-fi style wind ‘baffles’ installed at Leeds’ notorious...
- 15:35 Jet2.com take title of most punctual airline
- 15:35 Kelly Pegg: Keeping the spark alive after years with the same person
- 15:35 Beverley Road reopens as police reveal what rooftop stand-off man...
- 15:34 How working with Romelu Lukaku and Saido Berahino will be helping...