THE jury has retired to consider its verdict in the trial of a man accused of raping a woman in an Oxford alleyway.

Jordan Gibbs, of Saxon Way, Headington, denies two counts of rape and one of sexual assault on September 30, 2012.

The 26-year-old is on trial at Oxford Crown Court and yesterday the jury was sent out and began deliberating, but could not reach a verdict.

It will not return today and is due to come back on Monday to continue trying to reach a verdict.