Paddy Jackson And Stuart Olding Found Not Guilty Of Rape

Paddy Jackson And Stuart Olding Found Not Guilty Of Rape
Andrew Lowth
Andrew Lowth

28 Mar 2018

Irish rugby players Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding have been found not guilty of rape.

The pair had denied raping the same woman at a party in Jackson’s south Belfast home in June 2016, and were acquitted of all charges by the jury in Belfast.

Mr Jackson has also been not guilty of sexual assault.

Blane McIlroy has been found not guilty of exposure while Rory Harrison has been found not guilty of perverting the course of justice and withholding information.

The eight men and three women of the jury were sent out to begin their deliberations yesterday, and returned with a verdict this afternoon after a trial that lasted 9 weeks.