Lisa-Jayne Samuels, 29, falsely accused a man of having spiked her drink and attacked her in October 2012.
It led to the arrest of innocent Terry Brown who endured more than a year of suspicion before Samuels finally admitted she had made the whole thing up, a court heard.How rare! Why, we hardly ever hear about these cases, do we? Oh well, at least no one was hurt.
During that time, Mr Brown was attacked by a gang and his pregnant partner lost her baby, Basildon Crown Court was told.Oh, well, We can't blame the police, after all, they can't do any investigation before they arrest, can they? That would be stupid and....
CCTV showed no sign of Samuels at the time and place she was supposed to have been at the pub, and the friends she had spoken of did not to exist.
During a voluntary interview with Samuels on December 6, 2013, she eventually admitted to making up the whole story.And if she hadn't?
She pleaded guilty to perverting the course of justice and was imprisoned for 20 months. All her children have been taken into care.Lucky kids.
Her defence solicitor, Paul Vickers, tried to argue her sentence should be suspended.
He said: "She accepts what she has done was loathsome and describes her actions as stupid.
"You are dealing with a lady who was homeless, intoxicated and in the grip of an addiction, who botched a scheme to enable her to get the support of her mother, to try to get her to feel sorry for her and to take her back and to rebuild her relationship with her."The poor innocent sod who lost everything might argue with the idea that this is any kind of lady....
H/T: AndreaUrbanFox via Twitter