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No further action taken against football coach after rape allegation

1 September, 2018

South Yorkshire Police v R

Richardson Lissack was instructed to represent a professional football coach who had been accused of rape. The accusation was denied, and the matter was being investigated by South Yorkshire Police. Extensive enquiries were undertaken into the credibility of the allegation made which included a careful trawl of social media, site visits, locating potential defence witnesses and obtaining CCTV footage. Written representations were submitted to the Crown Prosecution Service, which resulted in no further action being taken against our client.

Eleanor Laws QC of QEB Hollis Whiteman was instructed