At 4.27am on June 28, 2016, Blane McIlroy sent a WhatsApp message to his friend, Ireland rugby player Paddy Jackson, asking: “Is there a possibility of a threesome?”
The men were at a party in Jackson’s house in south Belfast and the host was in an upstairs bedroom, allegedly raping a 19-year-old woman.
McIlroy deleted the message when contacted by police on the June 30, two days after the alleged attack.
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