Judge in Belfast rugby rape trial due to begin legal directions to jury

Judge in Belfast rugby rape trial due to begin legal directions to jury

The judge in the Belfast rape trial is due to begin her legal directions to the jury today.

Ulster and Ireland rugby players Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding are accused of raping a 19-year-old student at Jackson’s home in south Belfast in June 2016.

Their friend Rory Harrison is facing charges of perverting the course of justice and withholding information.

Another friend Blane McIlroy is accused of one count of exposure.

All four deny the charges against them.

- Digital Desk

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