Teenager made up rape

A 14-YEAR-OLD girl has admitted making a false claim of rape to police.

The teenager told officers that she had been attacked by a man wearing a camouflage print scarf or bandana across his face while she was in a wooded area of Hayworth Park, off Hayworth Road, Sandiacre.

She said the assault took place on Saturday June 19 at around 9.45pm.

Derbyshire police launched an investigation and last week made an appeal for witnesses for anyone with information to come forward.

A spokesman for the force said: “The girl who made the allegation has admitted that the incident never happened.

“She has been given strong words of advice from the officers who investigated the allegation but no further action will be taken against her.”