Couple face jail in Cyprus

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The Independent Online
A British couple who face up to a year in jail after admitting making a false claim of rape will learn their fate in a Cypriot court today. Susan Warburton, 30, and her 26-year-old boyfriend Paul Shearsmith pleaded guilty to public mischief and conspiracy charges at Famagusta district court in Larnaca, Cyprus on Friday.

The couple, who were on holiday at Ayia Napa, complained to police last week that Ms Warburton had been raped in her hotel room by a hotel worker. But police were suspicious that the complaint was made 32 hours after the alleged rape.

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