A mother was sentenced to two years in jail yesterday, for for falsely accusing a man she met on a dating website of rape.

34-year-old Jennifer Day had made the false allegation against her former boyfriend Andrew Saxby after a fight, and Saxby had been subjected to "degrading and upsetting" examinations while being held by police for ten hours.

Judge Ian Graham said the investigation had wasted £4,000 of taxpayers' money and 270 police man hours.