Sentence deferred

A woman, who falsely claimed she was raped, had her sentence deferred at Stonehaven crown court on Friday.

Twenty-one year old, Michelle Watson, claimed that she was raped on March 12 this year after she had been out drinking with friends in Banchory Town centre.

However, after making inquiries and viewing CCTV, officers investigating the crime realised that there were inconsistencies with Watson’s version of events.

She was cautioned and charged with the offence, which she later admitted in court.