Footballers Rape Case: Women Gives Evidence

12 April 2012, 14:36

A courts heard that a woman, who says she was raped by two footballers including a Sheffield Wednesday player, could not remember the attack and thought her drink was spiked.

Wales and Sheffield United striker 23 year old Ched Evans, and Clayton McDonald, also 23, deny raping her at a Premier Inn near Rhyl, north Wales, during a Bank Holiday last May.

In a police interview shown to the jury at Caernarfon Crown Court today, the girl, who cannot be named for legal reasons, said she had no memories of how she got to the hotel or what happened there.

Port Vale defender McDonald, of Marys Gate, Crewe, Cheshire, and Evans, of Ashtree Gardens, Millhouse Green, Penistone, South Yorkshire, have both admitted having sex with the complainant.

But the prosecution says the woman was too drunk to consent to sexual intercourse.

The court heard that on the night of the alleged attack, the restaurant worker, who was 19 at the time, drank two glasses of wine, four double vodkas with lemonade and a shot of sambuca, she lost her friends and went into the Godfather takeaway shop.

She woke up the next morning, naked and alone in the hotel bedroom.

The last thing she could remember was being in the takeaway and getting into a discussion over a pizza box.

She said that when she woke up, her main concern was that she could not find her handbag.

In an interview with the police a day after the incident, she said: “It is just horrible because I don't know how I got there.

“I can't remember, that is the reason I think I was spiked, because I can't remember how I got between both places (the takeaway shop and the Premier Inn hotel) or what happened there.

“I don't lose my bag when I go out, I am a proper control freak with my bag.

“I must have been really out of it to lose my bag.”

Ched Evans

Sheffield United player Ched Evans arriving in court.

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