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Professional footballer cleared of rape allegation

News8th January 2024

Mr Diamond was represented by Philip Williams and Georgia Wellings of Blackfords LLP who instructed Eleanor Laws KC of QEB Hollis Whiteman Chambers and Gareth Darbyshire of Selwyn Chambers

In a statement Mr Diamond Said:

“I have today been acquitted of all charges at Newcastle Crown Court. I have always maintained my innocence and today marks my total exoneration underlined by the jury reaching its verdict in 7 minutes.

I am grateful to the jury for considering the evidence carefully and reaching what is the correct conclusion. I always said I was looking forward to clearing my name in court.

The last 18 months have been hugely challenging.

I would like to thank my legal team Ms Laws KC, Mr Darbyshire and the entire team at Blackfords for their dedication and skill. I would also like to thank all the friends and family who have been with me during this time. I now look forward to resuming my career with the assistance of Freddie Akehurst at Evolve Talent Group who has been instrumental in carrying me through this testing period”

Blackfords LLP

8 January 2024