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Alex Hepburn: Former Worcestershire cricketer to face re-trial on rape charges | UK News

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A cricketer accused of raping a woman is to face a re-trial, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has said.

Former Worcestershire all-rounder Alex Hepburn stood trial earlier this month when a jury failed to reach verdicts on two counts of rape.

The CPS said the alleged victim had been consulted before the decision was taken to seek a second trial.

Australian-born Hepburn, 23, denies raping the woman – who cannot be named – in April 2017.

His re-trial has been listed for Worcester Crown Court on 8 April.

A CPS spokesperson said: “After careful consideration of the case against Alex Hepburn, including consultation with the complainant, we have decided to seek a retrial.”

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