Rugby rape trial: "I woke up happy with what happened"

Rugby rape trial: "I woke up happy with what happened"
Paddy Jackson told Belfast Crown Court that he was in shock when he was first arrested on suspicion of rape Pic: Pacemaker

The sixth week of the Belfast rugby rape trial saw the cross-examination of the accused, and analysis of the WhatsApp messages the young men sent to each other the morning after the party

Paddy Jackson said he was in shock when he was first arrested on suspicion of rape. “I was just going through the motions in the station. It was really weird,” he told Belfast Crown Court.

The Ireland rugby international was ordering breakfast at Town Square when he got a call from Ulster coach Les Kiss on Thursday, June 30, 2016. Kiss told him to get a solicitor and attend Musgrave police station over some “pretty grave” matter.

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