Ex-Man City player on trial accused of raping teenager after boozy night out

A PRO football player is on trial after he was accused of raping a teenager after a boozy night out.

Former Manchester City midfielder George Glendon allegedly raped the young woman after meeting her at a nightclub in north east Lincolnshire.

Grimbsy Crown Court heard the 19-year-old woman had been drinking heavily on the night of the incident and Glendon had helped her into a taxi before being driven to a friend’s house in Humberston.

The woman could recall little about the incident except for being in a bedroom with a man she did not know, and being kissed and touched intimately.

Glendon from Cheshire, denies he then raped the woman after the night out on February 21, 2016.

But Mr Morley claimed, because of her condition and the amount she had drunk, the woman, now 21, was not in a position to choose whether to have sex or not.

The 22-year-old footballer, now at Fleetwood Town, played against Leicester City in the FA Cup on Saturday before his trial started.

Glendon was a youth player for Manchester City after joining the club in 2013 and becoming captain of their Elite Development Squad.

He signed on loan for League One Lancashire club Fleetwood Town in 2016 before being signed on a permanent deal in January 2017.

He has made five appearances for the England youth team and was also called up for the Wales under-21 team.

The trial, before Judge Peter Kelson QC, continues.

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