Spurs star cleared of rape out­side night­club

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A FORMER Tot­ten­ham Hot­spur youth foot­ball player ac­cused of rap­ing a drunken women out­side a night­club owned by TV star Mark Wright has been cleared of the of­fence.

Spurs Mid­fielder Chace O’neill, 20, was said to have tar­geted the 27-year -old af­ter she had been danc­ing with former Celebrity Big Brother con­tes­tant Jack Tweed.

He was ar­rested out­side Deuces Bar in Chig­well, Es­sex, af­ter po­lice saw him hav­ing sex with a wo­man on a nearby green.

She had to be helped up and had dif­fi­culty dress­ing her­self, while the foot­baller seemed “fairly co­her­ent”, Snares­brook Crown Court had been told.

O’neill, of Is­ling­ton, was found not guilty of rape.

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