The woman raped by footballer Ched Evans has been given a new identity and relocated after the "traumatic experience" of the attack and her subsequent naming on social networks.

The victim's name was circulated on Twitter and Facebook after former Wales and Sheffield United player Ched Evans was convicted at Caernarfon Crown Court in April of raping her.

Last month nine people were each ordered to pay the victim £624 in one of the first cases of its kind, after they admitted revealing her identity.

North Wales Police confirmed the victim had been moved out of the area.

Detective Chief Inspector Steve Williams said: "The victim in this case has undergone a traumatic experience, not only the rape but the subsequent naming of her on social media sites.

"In order to bring her life back to some normality she has been offered a support package and has moved away from the area."

Mr Williams was also quoted on the Wales Online website while addressing the Welsh Women's Aid annual violence against women conference.

According to Wales Online he told delegates: "She now has a new identification, she's moved away from the area, and she's actually been able to move forward from the trauma."

Evans was found guilty of raping a 19-year-old woman in a Rhyl hotel room.

Evans admitted having sex with her, but the woman told the jury she had no memory of the incident - and the prosecution said she was too drunk to consent to sexual intercourse.