When a mother of five reported that she had been raped by two East European men, panic spread through her community and ethnic tension led to street violence.Yeah, you guessed it...
Despite the arrest of two suspects, the crime remained unsolved and angry residents confronted police chiefs at a public meeting to voice fears for their safety.
Yesterday it was revealed that the ‘victim’, Susan Bradley, 41, later admitted to police that the attack never took place.Any reason for this bizarre decision?
But instead of being taken to court for perverting the course of justice and facing a jail sentence, she escaped with an £80 fixed penalty for wasting police time.
...police say it was the ‘best disposal’ taking into account the woman’s ‘previous good character’.Oh. Right. Presumably the two totally innocent men you arrested were of 'previous good character', but now their DNA is on the database regardless, right?
Still, at least you named her.
They refused to name the woman, but Bradley was identified by members of the community./facepalm
Still, maybe she's learned her lesson?
At her home yesterday, the jobless mother, who recently separated from her partner of 17 years, was still claiming to be a victim. Despite not contesting the fine for wasting police time she said two men had sex with her that night but she had not consented.That'll be 'no' then...
Bradley said: ‘I admit I had a lot to drink that night. They didn’t injure me but this has really affected me and my kids’ lives. They can’t even go to school because of all the rumours.’