Herbie Hide cleared of rape at Norwich

Herbie Hide
Image caption Herbie Hide was world champion between 1997 and 1999

Former world heavyweight boxing champion Herbie Hide has been cleared of rape after the prosecution offered no evidence.

Mr Hide, of Bawburgh, Norfolk, was formally found not guilty at Norwich Crown Court after a review of the case.

He had been accused of raping a woman between 1 November and 7 November 2010.

Mr Hide held the World Boxing Organisation version of the heavyweight title twice, including a two-year reign from 1997 to 1999.

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