Social media under investigation…again.

29 July 2013

Mr Evans was sentenced to serve 5 years imprisonment back in April 2012, and earlier this month the first stage of his appeal against conviction was refused by the Court of Appeal.

However, North Wales Police say that at least 17 people have since been arrested as part of their investigation into comments made about the victim on Twitter, and the Government have warned that forceful action would be taken against anyone involved in the identification of any rape victim.

A spokesman for North Wales Police said "On 27 August, a 51-year-old Essex man was arrested in connection with the ongoing… investigation into the naming of a rape victim on social media sites. Following interview, the man was bailed to allow police further time to complete their investigation. He will answer bail in October."

The law prevents any information being published which leads to the identification of the victim of an alleged rape.