A 24-year-old woman has been jailed for lying about being raped.

Police spent three months investigating Anne-Marie Lusha's claim that she had been sexually assaulted by a 29-year-old on Eastbourne beach.

Lusha said that after being attacked on June 1 last year she had to be persuaded by her sister and boyfriend to go to police to report the incident.

She then named a man as her attacker and officers arrested him in front of colleagues at his workplace soon after.

But tests proved although Lusha had had sex on the day she said was raped, it was not with the man she had accused of attacking her.

She appeared at Lewes Crown Court and was jailed for 20 months after admitting making a false allegation of rape and attempting to pervert the course of justice.