April 21, 2016 / 9:31 AM / in 2 years

Former Wales international Evans wins appeal against rape conviction

LONDON (Reuters) - Former Welsh international football player Ched Evans has won an appeal against his conviction for rape and faces a new trial, British media reported on Thursday.

England's John Terry challenges Wales' Ched Evans (R) during their Euro 2012 Group G qualifying soccer match at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, south Wales, March 26, 2011. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

The ex-Sheffield United footballer spent two-and-a-half years in jail after he was convicted in 2012 of raping a 19-year-old in a hotel in north Wales.

Evans, 27, was released from jail in 2014 after serving half of his five-year term. He has not been signed by a new club since his release from prison.

Editing by Jeremy Gaunt

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