Jurors have been told of a second rape allegation made against a former Premier League footballer.

Barristers for the defence and prosecution are delivering closing speeches in the case of Nathan Ashton, who denies two counts of rape.

Ashton, 37, played for Fulham F.C. and Wycombe Wanderers in the 2000s - and was briefly on the England youth squad.

Two women have accused him of raping them.

The first allegation dates to 2015, while the second complainant claims she was attacked by Ashton in February 2023.

She told police that, on the day of the incident, she went to sleep in a friend's bed.

The woman claimed she then awoke to find Ashton forcing himself on her.

Prosecution barrister Ahmed Hossain KC told jurors: "He was in bed, and he was behind her, and he was having vaginal sex with her."

The prosecutor alleged that the woman repeatedly told the defendant to stop, but he did not listen.

The complainant in the 2015 case claims that she was picked up by Ashton in Reading.

She said the former footballer then pulled over in a byway, where he raped her.

Summing up the case at Reading Crown Court today (May 21), Judge Mathew Turner said: "His [Ashton's] case is that the woman regretted what happened later, and that she did consent."

The judge told jurors that they needed to be fair in assessing the evidence, as the case against Ashton hinged on testimony from the complainants.

Judge Turner stated: "I remind you that there is no typical rape, and no typical perpetrator or victim."

The trial continues.