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Former Sheffield United striker Ched Evans wins appeal, must face retrial

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Former Sheffield United striker Ched Evans has won his appeal against his rape cause, according to the BBC

Ched Evans

The Welsh forward was jailed in 2012 after previously being found guilty of the offence and was released in October 2014 after serving half of his five-year sentence.

Having always denied the charge, the former Manchester City youngster brought his claims to the Court of Appeal, believing he was wrongfully convicted.

Now, he has seen his previous conviction quashed but will face have to face a retrial.

‘In summary, we have concluded that we must allow the appeal and that it is in the interests of justice to order a retrial’, said Lady Justice Hallett upon the verdict.

The case will now be sent back to Crown Court in order to be looked at again.

Evans has struggled to get back into football ever since, with Oldham Athletic receiving major backlash when they opened talks to sign him back in early 2015.

Can this offer a route back to football for Evans, depending on his retrial? 


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