Thames Valley Police have confirmed they have dropped their investigation into a reported rape in Witney.
Extensive searches of the area and a 'thorough examination' of CCTV footage was undertaken by investigators after a woman in her twenties reported being raped in St Mary's churchyard in the early hours of Sunday morning. Police now say they are no longer investigating the case...
And are investigating her instead..? Well....
...and that no other investigations will be taking place.
Strange, that. If a crime has been falsely reported, shouldn't the police act?
Superintendent Emma Garside, Local Policing Commander for Cherwell & West Oxfordshire, said: 'It would not be helpful to speculate as to the reasons of the initial report, but I would like to thank the public and local community for coming forward to support information which supported this investigation.'
Which I'm sure they'll do with the same alacrity next time. Or...will they?