JURORS in the trial of a cricketer accused of raping a woman have failed to reach a verdict and there may now be a retrial.

Earlier, the jurors had been directed to come to a majority decision after deliberating for more than five hours.

Former Worcestershire all-rounder Alex Hepburn, aged 23, denies two counts of rape alleged to have been committed in April 2017.

On the fifth day of the trial at Worcestershire Crown Court, judge Jim Tindal told the jury the court could now accept verdicts on which at least 10 members of the panel were agreed.