PADDY JACKSON GIVES EVIDENCE IN BELFAST RAPE TRIAL

Paddy Jackson has begun giving evidence in his trial.

The Ireland and Ulster rugby player is accused of raping a 19-year-old student at his home in south Belfast in June 2016.

So far he has denied ever being violent towards another person and said he has never been in a fight, is not aggressive and has never thrown a punch.

He also denies sexually assaulting the same woman.

His Ireland and Ulster teammate Stuart Olding is also accused of raping her and two of their friends are also on trial for various offences arising from the same alleged incident.

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