A woman who falsely cried rape against an ex-boyfriend has been jailed for 20 months.
Beverley Brandreth, 20, first claimed he had raped her in February 2010, saying she was pregnant at the time and it caused her to lose her baby.
That allegation fell apart when it was discovered she was not pregnant at the time but prosecutors advised that no charge be brought against her.
Last November she made a second claim to police that he had dragged her into woods where she was beaten unconscious and raped, and he threatened to kill her if she reported the matter.
The victim later proved he was in a DVD store with his new girlfriend at the time Ms Brandreth claimed he attacked her.
The man she accused was arrested on both occasions and spent a total of 30 hours in custody, Manchester Minshull Street Crown Court heard.
He remained on bail for more than two months over the latest alleged offence before Brandreth, of Altrincham Road, Sharston, was arrested herself in January.
The defendant made no comment and only admitted not telling the truth when she entered a guilty plea in August to attempting to pervert the course of justice.
Sentencing her, Judge Bernard Lever said that "mercifully" the accused man had been able to prove his innocence but he told Brandreth she "did not know that at the time you made this outrageous allegation against him".Suggest a correction