01/05/2012 10:22 BST | Updated 01/05/2012 10:26 BST

Ched Evans Rape Case: Nine More Arrested Over Naming Victim On Twitter

Nine more people have been arrested as part of the investigation into the naming on Twitter of the victim in the footballer Ched Evans rape case, North Wales Police said.

In a statement released on Tuesday, police said: "three men and three women from the Rhyl, Prestatyn and Llanddulas areas of North Wales were arrested in early morning raids and are currently being held at St Asaph police station.

"Later in the morning another woman was arrested in Broughton, Flintshire and a man was arrested in Colwyn Bay.

"A fifth man was arrested in Abergele at lunchtime today."

Police added: "Three men arrested in South Yorkshire last week, two under Section 5 of the Sexual Offences Amendments Act and another male on suspicion of Malicious Communication have been released on bail."

North Wales Police DS Bob Halford said: “We continue to be proactive in this investigation and anticipate that further arrests will be made in the near future.”