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Fleetwood Town player cleared of rape

Fleetwood Town footballer George Glendon has been clearedof raping a 19-year-old woman.

It took the jury 30 minutes to clear him of the alleged sex attack after meeting the woman in a nightclub in Cleethorpes in February 2016.

The Manchester City academy player signed on loan for Fleetwood Town in 2016 before being signed on a permanent deal in January 2017.

 Fleetwood Town released this statement:

“The club are pleased with today’s verdict and that the matter is now closed. 

We’d like to thank George for conducting himself in such a professional manner during what must have been a very difficult time.

We will be making no further comment.”

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