British teenager found guilty of lying about Cyprus gang rape will not go to prison

A British teenager found guilty of lying about being gang-raped in Cyprus can return home after she was handed a four-month suspended jail sentence.

The 19-year-old woman hugged her family and her legal team and left court weeping, with her head in her hands, after she was sentenced for public mischief.

But she is free to return home after Judge Michalis Papathanasiou told her he was giving her a “second chance”.