A WOMAN who claimed she was raped admitted lying to police today (Tuesday, May 28).

Phillipa Costello (CORR), from Dishforth near Thirsk, told officers from North Yorkshire Police that she had been raped, reporting the offence on April 12, 2012.

At Teesside Crown Court today, the 27-year-old, of previous good character, pleaded guilty to perverting the course of justice through making a false report of rape.

She has been bailed until Monday, June 24 for the preparation of pre-sentence reports.