A MAN falsely accused of rape has vowed to take legal action against his accuser and the police after the case against him was thrown out.

Kayode Modupe-Ojo, from Manchester, was charged with three counts of rape and one of sexual assault.

The unfounded allegations were said to have taken placed in Darlington last August.

The 29-year-old was released after the Newcastle Crown Court case collapsed.

"I did nothing wrong and this case virtually destroyed me," he said. "The police just did not investigate this person or her complaint properly at all."

He was arrested and taken from Manchester to the North-East for interview.

"I answered each and every question and made my position very clear, namely that this person was lying.

"I was charged and held in custody for almost three weeks before I was granted bail. It was a complete nightmare.

"I was of course vindicated at my trial but that was five months later and by then the damage was done.

"It is grossly unfair that I have gone through all of this, and my details have been in the media, whereas the complainant who was clearly lying has the protection of anonymity.

Paul Schofield, of Mr Modupe-Ojo's legal representatives Farleys Solicitors, said: "It is not as though the trial ran its full course and my client was acquitted by the jury; the prosecution, having heard the complainant’s evidence and in particular under cross examination, took a proper view that they should not carry on against my client.

"That really does say it all.

This is a case which should never have been brought.

"Mr Modupe-Ojo will be seeking compensation from those responsible."