Man originally from Co Clare found not guilty of Derry rape

A 35-year-old man originally from Ennis in County Clare has been found not guilty of three charges of rape of a woman in September 2008.

Patrick McNamara had been on trial at Derry Crown Court since Tuesday charged with raping the woman in his Ardenlee home.

However yesterday prosecution counsel Jackie Orr QC said that it was incumbent upon them to review the case and after the cross examination of the complainant they had decided to offer no further evidence.

The jury of six men and six women was then directed by the Judge to find McNamara not guilty on all counts.