Breaking: Sky News staff interviewed over naming of woman raped by Sheffield United striker Ched Evans

Guilty: Ched Evans gets five years for rape at Caernafon Crown Court. Photo: Martin Rickett/PA Wire.

Guilty: Ched Evans gets five years for rape at Caernafon Crown Court. Photo: Martin Rickett/PA Wire.

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STAFF at Sky News have been interviewed by police as part of the probe into the naming of a woman raped by Sheffield United striker Ched Evans.

Victims of sexual offences are entitled by law to lifelong anonymity, but the teenager raped by 23-year-old Evans, of Millhouse Green, near Penistone, was named on a social media site.

In a report on the furore surrounding the naming of the victim, Sky News flashed up an image of one the offending posts.

A total of 16 arrests have been made so far by officers investigating the circumstances surrounding the naming of the 19-year-old woman, who was attacked in a hotel near Rhyl, North Wales, last May.

A North Wales Police spokesman said: “North Wales Police met staff at Sky News in London about the broadcasting of the name of a victim in a recent serious sexual assault case.

“A formal interview took place and the investigation will continue.

“The case, as with all other cases in the investigation into the naming of the victim on social media sites, will be referred to the Crown Prosecution Service and the Attorney General’s office.”

“The force is reminding people that the law gives rape victims and other victims of serious sexual offences, anonymity for life and that if anyone publishes a victim’s identity they will be subject to investigation and possible criminal proceedings.”