Sheffield victim ‘can’t recall rape’

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A RESTAURANT worker allegedly raped by Sheffield United star Ched Evans told police she could not remember the attack and suspects her drink was spiked, a court heard.

Striker Evans and former Chesterfield player Clayton McDonald, both aged 23, deny raping her at a hotel near Rhyl, north Wales, last May.

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

Evans, of Ashtree Gardens, Millhouse Green, Penistone, and Port Vale defender McDonald, of Marys Gate, Crewe, Cheshire, have 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 woman, aged 19 at the time, drank two glasses of wine with colleagues after work.

She later got a taxi to the Zu bar in Rhyl and socialised with friends.

After dancing at the bar and drinking four double vodkas and a shot of sambuca, she lost her friends and went into a nearby takeaway.

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

The last thing she could remember was being in the takeaway.

In an interview with the police a day after the incident, she said: “It’s 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 or what happened there.”

The trial continues.

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