Chief Insp Ken Elmes said residents need no longer worry about the attack.So, just what ARE they investigating? Their own duping?
"I am relieved that the hunt for suspected kidnappers and a rapist can be closed," he said.
"Officers are still going to be working to establish what was behind the allegation, but they are not investigating a kidnap or rape."
Of course not, because they are still churning out that familiar old mantra:
"As this case has illustrated, Kent police take all allegations of rape and sexual assault very seriously and are committed to thoroughly investigating each case, hence the considerable amount of time and resources allocated to enquires."If that sounds a bit familiar, that's because it's almost word for word what the police have said in every single other case that's come to light in the last few months.
Think about it - it happens so often they've got a prepared statement for it.
'Rare event', eh?