Retrial over rape charge
A Commonwealth Games swimmer will face a retrial after a jury was unable to reach a verdict on an allegation he raped a woman after a night out.
Otto Putland, 23, will face trial at Cardiff Crown Court in December accused of one charge of rape, alleged to have happened in the city in July 2015.
The defendant, who represented Wales at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, had denied the allegation during his trial saying he and the woman had consensual sex.
Janet Mcdonald, prosecuting, said: “The court gave the Crown seven days to consider its position. We are proceeding to trial. “