Jack Tweed and his friend, Anthony Davis, have been found not guilty of raping a teenager.

Tweed, 22, and Davis, 26, were alleged to have attacked the 19-year-old last September at
Tweed’s home in Woodford Green.

But the jury at Snaresbrook Crown Court in east London acquitted the 22-year-old club promoter after he described sex with the then 19-year-old, who said she was ‘frozen with fear’, as consensual.

There were cheers of celebration from friends and family of the defendants who packed into the public gallery of the court.

Tweed told of his relief outside the court and said he now wanted to rebuild his life.

He issued a statement through his solicitor, Philip Smith, which read: “I’m relieved that the jury have taken a matter of minutes to see through these scurrilous and completely groundless allegations. I now want to put the last eight months behind me and rebuild my life as a 22-year-old young man.”

Tweed interrupted his solicitor to add: “I’d first like to thank my family and friends and everyone who stood by me.”

Tweed and Davis were alleged to have attacked the teenager after meeting her at the Embassy club in Mayfair. Both men denied rape.

The jury took less than half an hour to reach their unanimous verdicts on Monday afternoon.

Tweed and Davis had looked increasingly nervous as Judge David Radford summed up the case this morning. But following the not-guilty verdicts the pair were all smiles as they shook hands with a large group of friends and family outside the court.