Woman’s assault complaint was a “lie”

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A CHESTERFIELD woman who said she had lied about a domestic assault has been cautioned by police for perverting the course of justice.

Craig White, 23, had been charged with assaulting Amanda Wheatcroft at Staveley on May 11.

But the charge was dropped on his second appearance before town magistrates.

Andrew Legge, prosecuting, said the complainant no longer wanted the case to be prosecuted.

He added: “She says it was a lie. We can’t proceed with the prosecution on that basis.

“I am told she has been cautioned for perverting the course of justice.”

Presiding magistrate Tim Norton said the bench agreed that the charge against Mr White, of Cavendish Street, Staveley, should be withdrawn.