Northampton

'Knifepoint robbery victim' on wasting time charge

A 21-year-old man who claimed he had been the victim of a knifepoint robbery in Northampton has been charged with wasting police time.

Officers said he called police in the early hours of Thursday, reporting that he had been robbed in the town centre.

Police made enquiries, after which the man was arrested.

He has also been charged with attempted escape from custody and is due to appear before town magistrates on 6 September.

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