Jury in rape trial of cricketer Alex Hepburn fails to reach verdict

January 11, 2019

The jury in the trial of a cricketer accused of raping a woman in his teammate's bed has been discharged after failing to reach a verdict.

Ex-Worcestershire star Alex Hepburn, 23, denied attacking the alleged victim, who cannot be named, after she had sex with England Lions batsman Joe Clarke following a night out in April 2017.

The jury deliberated for more than nine hours following a five-day trial at Worcester Crown Court.

After Judge Jim Tindal discharged the panel, prosecutors were granted a two-week period to decide whether to seek a retrial.

Hepburn, who was born in Australia and lives in Worcester, was bailed and a provisional retrial date was listed for 8 April.

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