A NIGHTCLUB worker accused of raping a clubber after a night out has admitted 'consensual' sexual activity but told a court he 'respects women' and would never have raped her.

Daniel Hemming, of Easington Road, Banbury, denies one count of rape at a Banbury park in the early hours of September 19, 2015.

As his trial at Oxford Crown Court continued yesterday the 29-year old took to the witness box and said that although he engaged in consensual sexual activity with the woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, there was no penetration.

He told the jury of six men and six women: "I always respect women. I felt guilty for my part in the mutual [sex act] because I should never have gone as far as i did because we both had partners."

Answering questions from Adrian Amer, defending, he said that when the pair left Banbury's Moo Moo nightclub he had acted 'decently' and that when they both parted ways after the sex act in a public park she 'was not distressed.'

He added: "I was being the decent guy walking her home and it went further than either of us wanted and now It has bitten me in the a**.

"I gave her a hug and she kissed me first, we have both kissed each other, we were walking together side by side on the way home."

Prosecutors maintain that he pushed the woman, who had been on a night out, up against a fence and raped her.

Earlier in the trial the alleged victim took to the witness box and told the court that moments after the rape took place she fled the scene and texted her friend telling them that Hemming had 'hurt her'.

The trial continues.