A woman who claimed she was sexually assaulted in Rayleigh has admitted the allegations were false.
On April 22, the female in her 30s said she had been assaulted at the junction of Lancaster Road and Warwick Road by an unknown man.
However, after an investigation was held by police officers, she admitted she was lying.Oh boy, is she in trouble now!
A fine of £80 was handed to her for wasting police time.*sigh*
Well, that really reflects the potential consequences of such an act, doesn't it?
It's not just rape-criers who get away with using the police for their own ends, mind you:
Police confirmed Mr and Mrs Folkes were arrested and questioned before being released with no further action.
A spokesman said no action would be taken against the delivery driver.Why not? He lied to the police, didn't he? Just like this chap, and he got - rightly - prosecuted (although he was acquitted).