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News Source: bbc.com
British Woman Arrested Over 'false Rape Claim'
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British Woman Arrested Over 'false Rape Claim'

A British woman who alleged she was raped in Cyprus has been arrested on suspicion of making a false allegation, according to news agencies.

The 12 Israelis arrested over the alleged attack, which was said to have taken place on 17 July in Ayia Napa, have all been released.

The Foreign Office said it was supporting a British woman and her family following her arrest in Cyprus.

She will appear in court on Monday, police spokesman Christos Andreou told AFP.

The British woman contacted police in the early hours of 17 July saying she had been assaulted in a hotel in the holiday resort. Later that day police arrested 12 males, who were remanded in custody.

Five of the group were released on Thursday and the remaining seven were sent home on Sunday.

More than 1.3m British tourists visited Cyprus last year, according to Cyprus's statistical service.