Court Hears Details Of Paddy Jackson And Stuart Olding's Police Interviews
The jury in Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding’s rape trial has begun hearing what they told police after they were arrested.
The Ireland and Ulster rugby players deny raping the same woman during a party at Jackson’s home in south Belfast.
The woman claims Paddy Jackson raped her after pushing her onto his bed in the early hours of June 28th 2016.
During Jackson’s first interview with police, the court heard his solicitor read out a prepared statement strenuously denying the claims and answered "no comment" to all questions asked in a subsequent interview.
Court hears Paddy Jackson's solicitor read out a prepared statement to police which read:— Frank Greaney (@FrankGreaney) February 23, 2018
"I strenuously deny these allegations. I am shocked and horrified that these allegations have been made against me"
During a third interview, he told police he noticed the girl looking at him at the party back at his house.
He said she was flirting, and he was pretty sure something was going to happen.
He said she performed oral sex on him after following him to his room for a second time, and did the same to Stuart Olding when he walked in.
He denied having sex with her and said he didn't rape her, and said he didn't understand why she didn't leave if she didn't want to be there.