Detective Inspector Debbie Dooley said the case made 'a mockery of the awful experiences of genuine victims'.
She said: “As soon as we received this report we launched a thorough investigation and as a result we have established that no such offence occurred.
“To lie about being the victim of such a serious offence obviously causes undue alarm within the community and makes a mockery of the awful experiences of genuine victims.
“We treat all allegations of rape extremely seriously and our investigations into serious sexual offences are meticulous. We will always do whatever we can to uncover the truth and anyone who lies will be caught out and dealt with.”Nice line in outrage, but if it's such an awful thing for real victims and the community in general, why the pathetic punishment..?
The woman, who had claimed she was attacked in an area of land behind a Heywood pub in the early hours of Monday, has been fined £80.And aren't we forgetting someone else who didn't deserve this?
Police interviewed a man under caution who told them he'd had consensual sex with the woman who later admitted this was true.Or doesn't his experience count for much?
H/T: Curmudgeon via email