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Soccer star jailed for rape

Sheffield United and Wales striker Ched Evans has been jailed for five years after being convicted of raping a woman who was "too drunk to consent" to sex.

The 23-year-old footballer is now considering an appeal against the verdict at Caernarfon Crown Court where his co-defendant, Port Vale defender Clayton McDonald, was found not guilty.

Both men admitted they had sex with the woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, but the prosecution said she was too drunk to consent to sexual intercourse.

In her evidence, the woman said she has no memory of the incident.

Evans's lawyers said the footballer was "shocked and extremely disappointed".

The incident happened at a Premier Inn near Rhyl after they had been on a night out in the seaside town on May 29.

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