January 7, 2020 / 12:53 PM / 22 days ago

PM Johnson welcomes Cyprus court ruling to release British teen

FILE PHOTO: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson visits British troops of the NATO enhanced Forward Presence battle group in Tapa, Estonia December 21, 2019. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins/File Photo

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Boris Johnson welcomed the decision by a court in Cyprus to hand a suspended sentence to a British teenager accused of faking a gang rape allegation, allowing the 19-year-old to return home, his spokesman said.

The spokesman also said Britain would work with Cyprus and other countries to ensure that such a case could not happen again.

Reporting by Kylie MacLellan, writing by Elizabeth Piper; editing by Stephen Addison

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