POLICE have issued a warning to men and women who are behaving similarly to ex-cricketer Alex Hepburn after he was jailed for rape.

The former Worcestershire County Cricket Club player was sentenced to five years in prison on Tuesday after being found guilty of oral rape.

During his trial, the court heard that Hepburn, 23, formerly of Portland Street, Worcester, had raped the woman as part of a 'game' which saw he and fellow cricketers competing for who could have sex with the most women.

Jailing Hepburn at Hereford Crown Court , Judge Jim Tindal told the "immature" cricketer he and a former team-mate had agreed a "pathetic sexist game to collect as many sexual encounters as possible."

He added: "You probably thought it was laddish behaviour at the time. In truth it was foul sexism.

On their Facebook page, Gloucestershire Police posted: "We know both men and women in Gloucestershire are involved in similar behaviours. If you’re aware of it then please challenge it."