We have covered the case of Ched Evans who was convicted of rape in 2012, and was sentenced to 5 years imprisonment.
His first appeal against conviction was unsuccessful, but after applying to the Criminal Cases Review Commission, his case was referred back to the Court of Appeal, who allowed his appeal and ordered a re-trial.
On 27th May 2016 he was ‘arraigned’ at Cardiff Crown Court – asked if he was pleading guilty or not guilty. He pleaded not guilty, and the trial date was set for 4th October, again in Cardiff, in front of Davies J.
We don’t have full details of what happened, but there would have been various directions made to make sure that the trial proceeds smoothly in October.
There are reporting restrictions in place, and for that reason we won’t be saying too much more at this stage. But we ill be keeping an eye on the trial.
*NOTE* – We will also be monitoring the comments for obvious reasons.