[A] WOMAN allegedly kidnapped and raped by a man in Carlisle has insisted that the account she gave to police during an interview was not a “fabrication”.
Luke Thompson, 24, is on trial at the city’s crown court. He denies four charges alleging rape, one kidnap allegation and a further charge of alleged sexual assault.
All of these charges relate to the same female complainant, who made allegations to police during a video-recorded interview which has been shown to a jury.
“I tried to stop him. I tried to push him off,” the woman said of one incident during which Thompson stands accused of pulling her into a Carlisle flat before allegedly raping her.
Today (WED), the woman was cross-examined as she gave evidence to jurors while shielded from public view by a screen.
David Traynor, for Thompson, said to the woman: “I am suggesting to you that the account you gave to police was a fabrication.”
The woman replied: “No.”
Thompson, of no fixed address, also denies the alleged use of controlling and coercive behaviour towards a second woman.
His trial continues.