This is the shocking moment a woman was caught on camera asking her friend to repeatedly punch her in the arm before telling police that she had been attacked by a nightclub bouncer.
As I’m sure many of us have tried to do on a night out, the 20-year-old woman attempted to take a table into the outdoor smoking area, but when the club’s bouncer spotted her he grabbed her arm and led her back inside with the table, the Mirror reports.
But, seemingly not too pleased with the way things had turned out, the drunken reveller argued with the bouncer before eventually calming down (sort of) and heading back into the Manchester club.
Clearly not wanting to let this whole ordeal end and go back to having a good night, the woman then asks her friend to punch her in the arm numerous times, which can be clearly seen in the CCTV footage.
Apparently, the woman wanted her arm to look sore and bruised so that she could tell police that the bouncer had attacked her – and she did just that.
Fortunately, however, this CCTV footage has come to the bouncer’s rescue.
After police viewed the footage they fined the woman £90 for wasting police time.
City centre inspector Phil Spurgeon said:
Officers were approached by a 20-year-old woman on Deansgate Locks in the early hours of Saturday 25 June.
She showed officers some redness and swelling to her upper arm, which she claimed had been caused by a door supervisor from a nearby bar.
Officers took details of the woman and door supervisor and made arrangements to view CCTV the following evening.
The female then attended the Town Hall police station on Wednesday and insisted that she had been assaulted. She was then shown the CCTV and issued a fixed penalty notice for wasting police time.
He added that she was only spared prosecution because the police had spent such little time investigating the incident.
Joseph Loftus is a Gold Standard NCTJ journalist with four years experience working for international and regional press.
As well as working for UNILAD and LADbible, Joseph has worked as Liverpool Correspondent for Unsigned & Independent Magazine, as well as stints with the Liverpool Echo and Warrington Guardian.