An Essex woman made 10 false rape claims against two men leading to 60 police investigations - which eventually found that the men were not in the area at the time.'Eventually..?
Cathy Richardson, 35, from Westcliff, made a series of allegations against two men between January and May 2021, and has now been sentenced to more than five years in prison.
Essex Police bosses have slammed her actions, which they say had a 'huge impact' on the lives of the men she accused and resulted in wasted police time and resources.
You caused that! You wasted your own time and resources, and why? Because no matter how many times this happens, you cleave to a discredited policy:
Detective Inspector James Holmes, who led the investigation, said: 'Whenever an allegation of rape or sexual assault comes to us, our starting point is to believe the person making that claim.'
Still, you've learned your lesson now. Right?
'I sincerely hope this case does not put off victims of rape and sexual assault, who really need our help, from reporting offences to us.
I want to reassure you that you will be believed, we will support you, and we will investigate what has happened.'