A 23-year-old woman appeared at Oxford Crown Court today charged with perverting the course of justice.

Temitope Adenugba, of Windmill Road, Headington, was charged after she made a false allegation of rape in April last year while living in student halls.

Adenugba admitted the charge at court today, and has been remanded to appear at the crown court for sentencing on July 2.

Det Con Claire Argent said: “We hope this sends out a strong message to anyone who contemplates making false reports of crime.

“By falsely reporting crimes, people are diverting officers from other areas where they are actually needed.”