A ‘pathological liar’ was today sentenced to more than six years in jail for raping a young woman who had been thrown off her last bus home because she was 20p short of the fare.

Joseph Moran, 19, of Sneinton, Nottingham, claimed he had stumbled across the 23-year-old victim and helped her on the night of the attack last December, which left her with visible scars.

The woman had been out with friends when a driver refused to let her on the last bus to Mansfield as she was 20p short of the £5 fare – and she was attacked while walking on a road.

Judge James Sampson told Moran, who picked at his fingers and stared blankly, at Nottingham Crown Court today: ‘You claimed to have come across her and claimed to have come to her aid. It’s a line you maintained throughout your trial.

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