Worcestershire County Cricketer Accused of Rape

Miranda Moore QC instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service today started a trial at Worcester crown court. The case involves a 23 year old Worcester county cricketer, who is accused of raping a woman after she had consensual sex with his team-mate after a night out. Opening the prosecution's case, Miranda Moore QC said the alleged victim realised she was not with Mr Clarke, who had left the room to be sick, when she touched Mr Hepburn's hair and he spoke in an Australian accent.

Hepburn, denies two counts of rape. The trial continues.

The case is receiving widespread media attention. See, for example BBC and the guardian.