A woman sentenced to three years in prison after being convicted of faking her own rape says she is now fighting to clear her name.
Layla Ibrahim, from Carlisle, was convicted of debasing the course of justice in 2010 and served 18 months of her sentence, giving birth in prison.
But she told the Victoria Derbyshire program she “finally” had enough new information to prove her innocence.
The Crown Prosecution Service said prosecutions for such cases were rare.
Ibrahim has now asked the Criminal Cases Review Commission( CCRC ), the statutory body responsible for investigating alleged miscarriages of justice, to review her case.
According to her legal squad, her bloodstained ring was not tested for DNA during the original police investigation, and neither were her shoes and leggings.
Also, a witness told the police at the time they had ensure “intimidating” humen in the area, but that was not followed up , nor entered into proof in the original trial.
She arrived at her sister’s house in Carlisle in the early hours of 4 January 2009, claiming she had been attacked while returning from a night out with friends.
Her dress, bra and leggings were damaged.
She had received a blow to her head, had scratches and bruising to her knees, breasts and face, and was hemorrhaging from the vagina.
She told police she had lost consciousness after being attacked by two men, but was unsure if “shes been” sexually assaulted.
“I want my name cleared, ” she says. “I’ve always fought for this – I’ve not only expend eight years sitting around, I’ve tried and always wanted to do it.
“At the very beginning the police believed me, but within three or four days it was becoming evident they didn’t.”
Ibrahim told policemen she had defended herself against “the mens” with a pair of scissors from her handbag, but that one of them had taken the scissors and cut her hair.
She was taken for a forensic examination, in which a blond pubic hair was discovered, but, her lawyers say, this evidence was destroyed in a laboratory during DNA testing.
“I’m talking because I’ve finally got enough evidence to take it to court, ” she says.