A MILFORD Haven woman who claimed she was raped has appeared in court accused of harassing her alleged attacker.

The 50-year-old appeared before Haverfordwest magistrates to admit anonymously contacting numerous people connected with the man, including his employers, to inform them of the allegations.

Magistrates heard how the man was arrested and an investigation launched after the woman contacted the police last year.

Vaughan Pritchard-Jones, prosecuting, said: “The complainant, for reasons best known to herself, was not happy with the speed of the investigation.

“For about eight days she sent letters and made telephone calls to people connected with him, she rang the headquarters of his employers informing him that he was on bail.”

Dyfed-Powys Police eventually decided not to take the matter any further due to a lack of evidence.

Jonathan Webb, defending, said the woman did not accept the police’s decision not to take matter forward.

Regarding the calls and letters, he said: “It was a short period of time when somebody, under immense emotional pressure, makes an error of judgement.

“She accepts making these telephone calls in a highly charged emotional atmosphere.”

The court heard that there had been no repetition of the behaviour for the past six months, and the woman was previously of clean character.

She was sentenced to a community order with unpaid work and told to pay court costs and a surcharge.