Jury fails to reach verdict in case of officer accused of rape
The jury in the trial of a police sergeant accused of raping a woman after a night out has failed to reach a verdict.
Ben Lister, 36, an officer with West Yorkshire Police, was accused of sexually assaulting and raping a woman at a house in 2016, after they had both been drinking.
The woman conceived a baby as a result of the alleged rape. Lister denied the charges.
Judge Richard Mansell QC discharged the jury after they deliberated for more than ten hours but were unable to reach verdicts.
A new court hearing has been listed for November 3.