A JURY has cleared a man of raping a woman on New Year’s Eve.

Billy Wallace, aged 45, of Chorley Old Road, Bolton, was alleged to have raped a woman on December 31, 2013.

He was also charged with making threats to kill against a woman on March 2.

He was cleared of both charges by a jury following a trial at Bolton Crown Court.

He was charged with criminal damage but no evidence was offered.