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Footballers 'carried out sex attack as girl slept'

A group of "arrogant" footballers – including the son of Antrim-born Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers – sexually assaulted a teenage girl while she was sleeping off a night on the town, the Old Bailey has been told.

The 19-year-old was photographed with the top of her pink dress pulled down so the players could show their friends, jurors heard.

The girl woke in a Brighton hotel room to find photographs of the assault on a mobile phone, it was alleged.

The four members of Brighton and Hove Albion football club had been celebrating a match win in July 2011 when they met the woman in a club.

Brighton and Hove Albion players Anton Rodgers (20), Lewis Dunk (21) and George Barker (21) and former team-mate Steve Cook (22) who now plays for Bournemouth, deny sexual assault.

Rodgers, Barker and Cook deny voyeurism. Dunk was cleared of the charge at an earlier trial where the jury could not agree verdicts on the others.

The trial continues.

Belfast Telegraph