A WOMAN has been charged with making a false rape allegation.

She appeared at St Helens Magistrates’ Court accused of committing a series of acts with intent to pervert the course of justice.

The court was told she made an allegation of rape on November 8 2009, which led to a man being detained by police.

The woman, aged in her 30s, was granted bail to appear at Liverpool Crown Court in September where she will stand trial.