Woman, 25, made false claim of Ilkley sex attack

Police are investigating after a woman, 25, admitted falsely claiming to have been a victim of a sex attack.

Tuesday, 26th April 2016, 8:42 am
Updated Wednesday, 27th April 2016, 10:18 am
The junction of Brook Street and The Grove in Ilkley (Google)

She claimed to have been dragged into a garden area at the junction of Brook Street and The Grove on Saturday evening.

Officers are now considering what action to take.

Senior Investigating Officer Detective Superintendent Simon Atkinson, said: “Reports of this nature are treated extremely seriously and are often managed by specialist teams trained to investigate the most serious crimes.

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“People who make up crimes not only waste valuable police resources, they detract officers from helping genuine victims.

“False reporting could also delay our response to a real emergency and potentially puts people’s lives at risk.”