One man is to be prosecuted in relation to an allegation of breaching the anonymity of the woman complainant in a high-profile rape trial in Belfast involving two Ireland rugby internationals earlier this year.

Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding were acquitted of charges relating to the alleged rape of a then 19-year-old woman in Mr Jackson's home in Belfast in June 2016.

The Public Prosecution Service in Northern Ireland said it had been decided to prosecute the person on one charge of breaching the lifetime ban on reporting the identity of an alleged victim.

The PPS said that in taking the decision, senior prosecutors considered evidence received from the PSNI in relation to social media posts that were alleged to have potentially identified a complainant in trial proceedings which ran at Belfast Crown Court from January to March this year.

The man is due to appear in court later this year and, if convicted, could be fined up to £5,000.

A second suspect reported separately by police for allegedly breaching the identity of the same woman complainant, will not be prosecuted after it was concluded there was insufficient evidence to prove any offence had been committed.