Chippenham woman fined for false sex assault claim

A woman suspected by police of making up a sexual assault has been fined.

A 43-year-old woman from Chippenham alleged she had been sexually assaulted in the town in the early hours of Sunday.

Police cordonned off an area beneath the railway arches at the top of High Street, an area well covered by security cameras. The tape was taken down on Sunday afternoon.

A police spokesman said: "A cordon was placed around the area, beneath one of the railway arches, to preserve any forensic evidence. Officers carried out extensive inquiries and studied CCTV pictures from the area.

"On Tuesday officers issued an £80 fixed penalty notice to a woman for making a false allegation of a sexual assault."


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