Ending a four-year long campaign to clear his name, footballer Ched Evans has been found NOT guilty of raping a teenager on a drunken night out. 

Mr Evans had faced a retrial over the alleged attack on a 19-year-old woman at a Premier Inn in north Wales in May 2011. 

An earlier conviction had found him guilty of rape. 

A jury took just two hours to clear the 27-year-old of one count of rape at Cardiff Crown Court today.

The former international striker for Wales has always maintained his innocence, maintaining that the sex was consensual.

He spent two-and-a-half years in prison as part of his original sentence.