AN ALLEGATION of rape on a teenage girl in Vange did not happen, police have said.

After speaking to detectives again, the 17-year-old girl admitted the allegation of a stranger rape in Vange on April 3 did not happen as she told them.

The victim will be re-interviewed about other allegations she has made.

Insp Tracey Harmen said: “Rape is a terrible crime and police will thoroughly investigate to find those responsible.

“In this case a young girl has made an allegation which has been proved to be false, we are however still investigating other allegations and our enquiries are ongoing.”