Candidate 'formulated plan' to wreck rape trial
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Ross England: Tory candidate ruined rape trial with 'formulated plan'

A rape victim has claimed a Tory assembly candidate had a "formulated plan" to wreck the trial of her attacker.

Ross England has been suspended by his party after being selected to stand in Vale of Glamorgan.

He was accused by a crown court judge of destroying the trial of James Hackett, who was convicted at a retrial, by claiming he had a casual sexual relationship with the victim.

The victim in the case said: "For him to just blurt that out proves to me that it was a formulated plan that he and whoever else had conjured up to try and derail the trial."

  • 30 Oct 2019
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