Jury fails to reach verdict on footballers’ trial
A jury has failed to reach a verdict following a trial involving
four Brighton players charged with sexual assault and
The jury at the Old Bailey in London was discharged Thursday
having been unable to reach a decision after more than 25 hours of
deliberation. Prosecutors are likely to seek a retrial.
Anton Rodgers, the son of Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers, is
standing trial with teammates Lewis Dunk and George Barker, as well
as Steve Cook, who left the second-tier club to join
All four men deny charges of sexual assault and voyeurism in
July 2011 after a night out in the south-coast city of Brighton.
They are alleged to have taken advantage of the unconscious state
of a woman to commit sex acts and take pictures of her.
Only one verdict was reached, with Dunk found not guilty of