Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Girl lies that she was dragged into an alley and raped

In the story below, the police launched a hunt for a rapist who didn't exist. Imagine if they had arrested some hapless male who just happened to match the imaginary description. Doesn't happen you say? You haven't been reading this blog.

Girl faked town centre rape story

AN 18-year-old girl who claimed she had been dragged into a town centre alley and raped, made up the story, it has been revealed.

Detectives say the complaint was false and is no longer being investigated.

The girl could face prosecution for wasting police time.

She claimed she had been dragged into the alley off Bradshawgate at around 2.30am after a night out on Saturday, May 2.

Police launched a hunt for her attacker and cordoned off the area. They also appealed to a mystery "Good Samaritan" to come forward. The girl claimed he had disturbed the rapist, and then escorted her home.

Police reviewed CCTV cameras in the area and found no sign of the incident taking place.

Link: http://www.thisislancashire.co.uk/news/4357206.Girl_faked_town_centre_rape_story/