A hunt for a
rapist in Nuneaton has been called off after the alleged victim
confessed she made the incident up.
hunt costing thousands of pounds was sparked in the town following
reports of the serious sexual assault on 9 June.
18-year-old told police she had been raped by a railway line as
she walked her dog in Weddington Fields.
More than 50
officers were brought in to try and find the attacker. A
reconstruction of the victim's movements was held, and appeals for
several witnesses made.
At one point,
one of the best police portrait artists in the country was brought
in from Cornwall to draw a picture of the suspect.
was issued and police investigated the possibility of links
between the attack and other sexual assaults near railway lines
between Birmingham and Nuneaton.
say they have now ended their investigation after the victim
admitted she had made the whole thing up.
now considering what action to take. It is possible that the woman
will face charges for wasting police time, although none have been
set at this point.