Gareth Raynor rape trial: GB rugby star ‘became aggressive after injecting steroids in bum’

Metro

HULL, UNITED KINGDOM - NOVEMBER 19:  Gareth Raynor of Great Britain is tackled by Australia's Craig Gower during the Gillette Tri-Nations match between Great Britain and Australia at the KC Stadium on November 19, 2005 in Hull  (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images) Gareth Raynor (Picture: Michael Steele/Getty Images)

A British rugby star accused of raping a woman ‘became aggressive after injected steroids in his bum’, a court heard.

Gareth Raynor 36, of the Mount, Pontefract, is accused of raping the woman between December 30 2005, and January 2 2007. The rugby league star is also alleged to have attacked the same woman with a knife on April 29 2000.

Hull Crown Court heard how Raynor allegedly had his hand over the woman’s throat and pinned her down so she could not breathe.

The victim said: ‘He stopped me shouting. And I did not want to. That was rape.

‘He did rape me. He knew what he was doing. He knows what he did to me. I know what he did to me.’

She alleged Raynor took drugs to improve his physique prior to his move to Hull FC in 2001.

It was suggested by the victim that the…

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