Nurse invented attacks

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The Independent Online
A NURSE who said a self-inflicted scalpel wound had been caused by an intruder had made up other stories of bogus attacks, a court was told yesterday.

Erika Crayford, 27, of Hollingbury Avenue, Brighton, who admits perverting the course of justice and attempting to obtain property by deception, was appearing for sentence but the hearing was adjourned.

John Bush, for the prosecution at Plymouth Crown Court, said she was working at Freedom Fields Hospital in the city when she stabbed herself in September 1991.

She was fined pounds 50 in 1988 for wasting police time by claiming she had been attacked in a recreation ground.

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