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Dromore in Co Down, where the sexual assault was alleged to have occurred on Sunday evening. Google Maps
Northern Ireland

File prepared for NI prosecutors after 'false' sexual assault claim

The PSNI had been investigating reports of a sexual assault in Dromore, Co Down – but now say allegations were “false”.

A FILE is being prepared for Northern Ireland’s Public Prosecution Service after a 22-year-old woman was found to have made false allegations about a sexual assault.

A spokesperson for the Police Service of Northern Ireland said a file was being prepared for the PPS in relation to “false allegations” made by a 22-year-old woman.

Police officers had yesterday sought witnesses to the incident, which was alleged to have taken place in Dromore, Co Down, on Sunday evening.

“It was reported that shortly before 10pm a woman in her 20s was assaulted by a male in the area of Mills Park,” police had said.

It is expected that the file being prepared for the PPS would lead to charges being brought for wasting police time and resources.

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