Friday, August 27, 2010

Portsmouth woman charged over false rape claims

A woman has been charged with making a false rape allegation after an investigation by police.

The 31-year-old, of Winchester Road, Portsmouth, is also accused of perverting the course of justice.
She was bailed to appear at Portsmouth Magistrates' Court on Wednesday, 4 August, a spokesman for Hampshire police confirmed.

It follows a police investigation into an allegation of rape in Portsmouth on Monday, 5 July.


Second article, and she is now named:

Nicola Osborne, of Winchester Road, Buckland, is accused of perverting the court of justice. The 31-year-old is alleged to have falsely claimed she was raped after being forced into a car in Fratton Road, Fratton, in the early hours of July 5.

A 26-year-old man arrested in connection with the allegation was later released without charge. Osborne was released on bail by Portsmouth magistrates to appear at Portsmouth Crown Court in December.