UK: 'Drunk' student jailed for falsely accusing taxi driver of rape

Article here. Excerpt:

'A student has been jailed for falsely accusing a taxi driver of raping her after he refused to accept her kebab-soaked money while she was "extremely drunk".

Sophie Pointon, 22, rang police in the early hours of April 22 and told them she had been molested in the back of a taxi after a night out, The Telegraph reports.

The criminology student then signed a statement giving an account of the alleged attack in Leeds.

The Leeds Crown Court heard the driver, a father-of-five, was kept in custody for six hours and missed four weeks of work as a result of the allegations against him.'

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Oh the irony.

Will there come a time when taxi drivers simply won't pick up single women late at night for fear some nutter will accuse them of rape?

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