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Rape victim calls on ‘lying’ Alun Cairns to quit

A RAPE victim has called on Welsh secretary Alun Cairns to resign for allegedly lying over knowing about his former aide’s role in sabotaging her trial.

Ross England was suspended as a Welsh Assembly candidate after it was reported his claims about the Tory party worker’s sexual history scuppered the trial of friend James Hackett in April 2018.

The rape charge was later proved and Hackett jailed for five years. Mr Cairns (pictured) said he was unaware of Mr England’s role until last week.

But BBC Wales claims he was sent an email about the court events before Mr England was chosen as a candidate.

Asked if Mr Cairns should quit, the victim said: ‘Absolutely!’