FORMER Wales and Sheffield United striker Ched Evans lost the right to appeal against his conviction for rape.
Evans, originally from Rhyl, was convicted in April of the rape of a 19-year-old woman at a Premier Inn in Rhuddlan.
Judges at the Court of Appeal in London yesterday (Nov 6) turned down Evans’ case for an appeal, and also threw out a bid by Evans to have his sentence reduced.
A statement from Brabners Chaffe Street, who represent Evans, said: “Our client is extremely disappointed with the decision which refused his request for leave to appeal against his conviction and sentence.
“Our client continues to maintain his innocence in this matter and is currently being advised as to the other legal options available to him.
“He continues to have the full support of his family and friends.”
Evans was jailed for five years at Caernarfon Crown Court on April 20.