IJmuiden woman admits making up ‘six men attacked me’ story

A 20-year-old woman from IJmuiden, who claimed to have been beaten up by six men of ‘North African origin’ after getting into an argument on a bus, has admitted making up the story.

The woman gathered considerable newspaper headlines after going public with her experience, leading the anti-immigration PVV to ask questions in parliament.

But after a police investigation, which involved eyewitness testimony and security camera footage, the woman admitted making up the attack.

She may now have to foot the bill for the investigation and face charges for making a false statement, according to media reports.

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