EX MAN CITY STAR ‘RAPED GIRL,19’ She was too drunk to string a sen­tence to­gether, court told

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CAB RIDE: Glen­don took wo­man to a friend’s house A FORMER Manch­ester City foot­baller is on trial ac­cused of rap­ing a teenager who was so drunk she was “in­ca­pable of string­ing a sen­tence to­gether”.

A court heard Ge­orge Glen­don, 22, raped the young wo­man af­ter meet­ing her at a night­club in Cleethor­pes, Lin­colnshire.

The then 19-year-old, who can­not be named for le­gal rea­sons, was al­legedly so in­tox­i­cated she was “re­peat­edly fall­ing over” be­fore Glen­don helped her into a cab.

A court heard Glen­don and the vic­tim were driven to a friend’s house, where he ad­mits they had sex but in­sists the wo­man had con­sented.

The prose­cu­tion at Grimsby Crown Court con­tend the wo­man was so drunk she was not in a po­si­tion to de­cide and had been raped.

Mid­fielder Glen­don, now at Fleet­wood Town, played against Le­ices­ter City in the FA Cup on Satur­day be­fore his trial started.

He ap­peared in the dock wear­ing a dark suit, white shirt and a light blue tie.

The court heard the wo­man had con­sumed so much al­co­hol she could not re­mem­ber what hap­pened to her apart from that she ended up in a man’s bed­room with no clothes on.

She was “re­ally drunk” and had ear­lier been “re­peat­edly fall­ing over in the toi­lets” at a club, the trial heard.

Glen­don had taken her to the home of one of his friends by taxi af­ter help­ing her when she fell over in the Lite­house night­club in the early hours.

Prose­cu­tor Michael Mor­ley said the wo­man, now 21, had been drink­ing wine and cider. She went to the club af­ter vis­it­ing other bars but had no mem­ory of leav­ing it.

“She was a very drunk wo­man, fall­ing over drunk,” said Mr Mor­ley.

A fe­male friend had seen her “re­peat­edly fall­ing over in the toi­lets”.

The next thing the wo­man re­mem­bered was be­ing in the bed­room of a man she did not recog­nise.

Glen­don, of Chea­dle, de­nies rap­ing the wo­man in Fe­bru­ary 2016. The trial con­tin­ues.

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