PEOPLE arrested in connection with the naming of a rape victim on social media websites have had their bail date extended.
The arrests were made following comments allegedly made on Twitter after Wales and Sheffield United striker Ched Evans was jailed for raping a 19-year-old woman at a Rhuddlan hotel.
A spokesman for North Wales Police said: “We can confirm that all persons arrested in the naming of a rape victim on social media sites have had their bail date extended until mid August whilst the Attorney General considers all the evidence.”
A string of arrests were made in Rhyl, Prestatyn, Llanddulas, Broughton and Sheffield on suspicion of malicious communication, or under Section 5 of the Sexual Offences Amendments Act, or on suspicion of both offences.
Evans, aged 23, who was born in St Asaph, has lodged an appeal against his conviction after he was jailed for five years at Caernarfon Crown Court.
The Court of Appeal has now received papers for an application to appeal against conviction and sentence but no hearing dates have yet been set.
Port Vale defender Clayton McDonald, 23, who also admitted having sex with the victim, was found not guilty of the same charge.