Footballer, 25, charged with rape of woman and is set to appear in court next month

27 October 2023, 11:57

Footballer Oliver Finney charged with raping a woman
Footballer Oliver Finney charged with raping a woman. Picture: Alamy

By StephenRigley

A footballer has been charged with raping a woman and is set to appear in court next month.

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Oliver Finney, 25, is accused of attacking the woman in Cheshire in 2022.

The Hartlepool United midfielder was playing for League Two side Crewe Alexandria at the time of the allegation.

Oliver Finney
Oliver Finney. Picture: Alamy

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The midfielder moved from Crewe to Hartlepool in January. He had played 124 times for Crewe before signing with the north east Vanarama National League club.

Cheshire Police confirmed Finney has been summonsed to appear at Crewe Magistrates' Court on November 13.

Finney has been suspended by the club while the case is ongoing.

They said: "Hartlepool United have been made aware of a police investigation surrounding a first-team player which has been reported in the press today.

"The allegation dates back to before the player joined Hartlepool United.

"Upon being informed of the allegation and investigation for the first time the Club immediately placed the player on suspension pending the investigation outcome.

"The matter is subject to an official process and therefore no further comment will made at this time."

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