Ched Evans
Ched Evans has apologised but maintains his innocence of rape for which he was jailedGetty Images

A Ched Evans support website is being investigated on suspicion of publishing the name of the woman raped by the disgraced footballer.

The Attorney General has ordered a probe by the Crown Prosecution Service, in what is the latest twist in the saga of the Wales international who was jailed for raping a 19-year-old woman.

Controversy has followed the fallen star's efforts to reignite his playing career since he was freed after serving two years in prison. Moves to Sheffield United and then Oldham Athletic both collapsed in the face of public outcry against Evans resuming his high-profile job.

The father of the woman raped by Evans has said she has been forced to change her identity five times, after web users repeatedly flouted a judge's ruling forbidding her identity from being revealed.

A spokeswoman for the Attorney General said: "The Attorney General, Jeremy Wright QC MP, has asked the Crown Prosecution Service to consider whether any criminal offences may have been committed in regards to identifying the victim in the Ched Evans case.

"He has also asked the North Wales police to investigate whether some of the material served during the course of the proceedings has been dealt with properly.

"If not, this may constitute a contempt of court."

"Given that there is now the possibility of proceedings being brought, it is very important that there is no comment in the media which might jeopardise either the investigation or any subsequent proceedings."