'I did not feel I had just witnessed a rape'

Belfast Crown Court hears evidence from partygoer who walked in on the alleged rape of a woman by Ireland rugby players Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding

14th February, 2018
Paddy Jackson, who has won 25 caps for Ireland, has pleaded not guilty. Pic: Pacemaker

A partygoer who walked in on the alleged rape of a woman by Ireland rugby players Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding described the sex as a “threesome” and said it appeared consensual.

“When I left the room I did not feel I had just witnessed a rape,” the young woman told the jury at Belfast Crown Court yesterday afternoon.

She gave evidence that “100 per cent” the alleged victim did not...

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