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Jury fail to reach verdict on footballers' sexual assault trial

No verdict on footballers' sex trial
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Four footballers accused of sexually assaulting a woman in her sleep are expected to face a retrial after the jury were unable to reach a verdict.

Four footballers are expected to face a retrial on sexual assault charges after the jury failed to come to a verdict at the Old Bailey.

Brighton & Hove Albion players Anton Rodgers, who is the 19-year-old son of Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers, Lewis Dunk, 21, George Barker, 21, and now-Bournemouth player Steve Cook, 21, have all been accused of sexually assaulting a woman while she slept.

The court heard throughout the trial that the foursome allegedly took photos of them pleasuring themselves in front of the sleeping 19-year-old during the incident in a Brighton hotel in July 2011.

The defendants, who were hit with eight charges - four counts of sexual assault and four of voyeurism, have been waiting to discover their fate while the jury deliberated for a number of days.

The jury were brought back into the court this afternoon to give a verdict on Dunk, who has been cleared of voyeurism, but they were unable to reach a verdict for the remaining charges.

The court discharged the jury and a retrial is expected.

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Anton Rodgers and Brendan Rodgers at court on January 21, 2013
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