It's interesting, isn't it, how far we've come? I mean, it used to be that any claim, no matter how ridiculous or ancient, would be investigated by teams of police. And the court system would bend over backwards to aid the complainant.
Is this 'progress'? Well, maybe not. Especially not when one looks at the Northumbria Police statement:
"It is disappointing that the victim is now having to endure a situation where the case she was involved in is being subjected to entirely misleading reporting, based on unfounded information, via social-media outlets.
"This would seem to be a deliberate attempt to undermine the very strong community-cohesion that currently exists across the force area and we urge our communities to see it for what it is."Really? What is it then?