A student has been spared jail for a false rape claim which led to a man being arrested and detained for nine hours.Well, of course she has!
Byron, then studying at Teeside University, was trying to win back a former boyfriend with the claim, Teesside Crown Court was told.
Her barrister, Brian Russell, described it as extremely foolish behaviour and urged the judge to depart from the usual punishment of prison.Well, it seems he didn't need much urging...
After the case, PC James Emery, of Cleveland Police, said: 'The innocent victim of the defendant's malicious report has been put through an enormous amount of stress, having found himself arrested, detained and questioned at length for an allegation that has now been proven to be fictitious.'And whose fault is that?