He was originally convicted of the rape and has served half of a five-year prison sentence he was given in 2012. But a retrial was ordered in the case and his legal team were allowed to take the extraordinary step of questioning the complainant’s other sexual partners in court.
Outside court, he said: ‘I wholeheartedly apologise to anyone who might have been affected by the events of the night in question.’
He said: ‘In the early hours of 30th May 2011 an incident occurred in North Wales that was to change my life and the lives of others forever.
‘That incident did not involve the commission of a criminal offence and today I am overwhelmed with relief that the jury agreed.
‘Thanks go to my friends and family, most notably my fiancee Natasha, who chose, perhaps incredibly, to support me in my darkest hour.
‘Whilst my innocence has now been established I wish to make it clear that I wholeheartedly apologise to anyone who might have been affected by the events of the night in question.’