A TAXI driver was locked up for almost a day and had his licence suspended for several weeks after an alcoholic drug abuser claimed he had raped her.
Donna Robinson launched a major police investigation after saying she had been attacked outside a Southampton bar. In reality, she had consensual sex with the cabbie.
The 27-year-old had rowed with her boyfriend and stormed off from a party after having taken a cocktail of alcohol, cocaine, cannabis and heroin.
Hours later, she gave police what prosecutor David Jenkins described as “a compelling account” of how she had been sitting outside The Edge nightclub when she was approached by two men, one of whom tried to kiss her. Despite putting up a struggle, she was dragged away, her jeans and underwear were removed and she was raped.
Robinson took police to the scene and described her ordeal.