Case closed and family member claims Kings Gardens rape was fabricated April 23rd, 2016 webteam Latest News Shares Comments Photo: Alleged crime scene, Kings Gardens, Southport Family member claims Kings Gardens rape was fabricated A family member of the woman who was allegedly raped in the Kings Gardens has contacted OTS News and She said: “She lied about the whole thing, she was after abit of attention because she’s an alcoholic”. The same information was passed to Merseyside police in March but Merseyside police last released information on the case on the 24th February. Anyone who was in the area between 9pm and 10pm last night or who has any other information that could help the police investigation is asked to call the Unity team on 0151 777 1382 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. Rape investigation – Kings Gardens, Southport (otsnews.tv) Merseyside Police can confirm that an investigation by the force’s Unity team is underway after a woman was raped in Southport on Tuesday night. The incident is believed to have happened in Kings Gardens at around 9pm. Patrols were alerted by a member of the public reporting that they had found a woman lying in nearby Talbot Street in a distressed state. She was checked over by officers at the scene and is currently being supported by the force’s specialist rape investigation team, ‘Unity’. It is believed that she had met her attacker for the first time earlier in the night at a local pub. Detectives are carrying out extensive enquiries to identify and trace the man responsible. Following the incident the offender ran off towards the Promenade. Kings Gardens and part of the Promenade have been cordoned off for crime scene investigation work. Anyone who was in the area between 9pm and 10pm last night or who has any other information that could help the police investigation is asked to call the Unity team on 0151 777 1382 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07581350321 Email [email protected] Facebook www.facebook.com/otsnews.co.uk Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Breaking local news as it happens, searchable archives with photographs, the ability to instantly comment on news articles – there are so many advantages to OTS (Onthespot) News. If you want your news read locally online then send it to [email protected]– relying only on the newspaper is to restrict yourself to an ever reducing audience. Related Comments comments!