Sheffield United: Ched Evans launches fresh rape appeal bid

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Former Sheffield United footballer Ched Evans has launched a fresh bid to get his rape conviction overturned.

Evans was playing as a striker for the Blades in 2012 when he was convicted of raping a 19-year-old woman in a hotel room in Rhyl, Denbighshire.

He was jailed for five years in April that year and is due to be released in October.

But Evans is now asking the Criminal Cases Review Commission to look at his case in the hope it may lead to a fresh appeal.