The sister of an incarcerated fantasist has not accepted that her brother has made up lies about being raped and beaten by an Asian grooming gang.
But he agreed with the court that the three innocent men brought to the brink of suicide by Eleanor Williams’s allegations are innocent.
The 22-year-old was jailed for eight and a half years at Preston Crown Court on Monday for perverting the course of justice.
She sparked outrage after gruesome images of her bruised face and claims of abuse by a violent Asian group went viral, leading to public demonstrations in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, where businesses were smeared with racist abuse.
Williams’ utter dishonesty was revealed when CCTV showed her buying the hammer with which she would hit herself in the face to cause the injuries.
But when asked about a specific occasion when Williams came home with injuries one weekend, her sister Lucy Williams refused to accept that it could have been her sister who inflicted them.
speaking to sky news after sentencing, Lucy spoke of a time when she claims a man had been “harassing” her sister in a bar.
Lucy Williams (pictured), the sister of an incarcerated fantasist, has not accepted that her brother fabricated lies about being raped and beaten by an Asian grooming gang, but agreed with the court that the three innocent men those he accused are not guilty.
Eleanor Williams, 22, from Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, was jailed for eight and a half years at Preston Crown Court on Monday for perverting the course of justice.
“One of the men was harassing Ellie in the bar, some of our friends had seen him and warned him,” she explained. He grabbed her out of her takeout and began to pull her by the arm and said “come on, we’re off”. Yes, I saw it).
‘She said, ‘No, I’m going with my sister,’ you could see her face, she was so mad at her. And she came home with me, then the next weekend she came back black and blue, like worse than we’ve ever seen.
The announcer highlighted that Lucy believes this is a different man who was not named as one of the victims in the case.
Asked if she thinks there is any possibility that her sister hurt herself this time instead of the attack she claimed, to ‘create more impact’, Lucy said: ‘No. I don’t think so, no.
Describing the injuries from seeing them firsthand, he said: ‘I’ve never seen anything like it. Obviously, I’ve worked in nursing homes and seen some horrible things, but nothing like what I’ve seen in Ellie.
One man was locked up for ten weeks after she accused him of rape, while another faced lurid allegations that he made her work in a brothel in Amsterdam before selling her to another pimp.
Williams’ sheer cunning was revealed when CCTV showed her buying the hammer with which she would hit herself in the face to cause the injuries. But when asked about a specific occasion when Eleanor came home with injuries one weekend, her sister Lucy Williams refused to accept that it could have been Eleanor who inflicted them.
The fantasist was seen in a Blackpool hotel at the same time that she claimed that she had been trafficked
Williams at a Tesco in Barrow buying a hammer which he later used to hit his face
Supporters of the Labor councilor’s daughter have raised more than £20,000 through a clever social media campaign after the post was unknowingly shared by celebrities, including Countdown presenter Rachel Riley.
But police became suspicious of her story after discovering that she had created fake Snapchat accounts and sent messages to herself. In jailing her, Preston’s honorary registrar, Judge Robert Altham, told Williams that her lies risked deterring ‘actual victims’ from going to the police for fear they would ‘not be believed’.
During the first Covid lockdown in May 2020, officers found Williams with injuries that she says were inflicted by the gang.
The next day, the then-teenager shared images of her injuries in a Facebook post, saying she wanted to “raise awareness” of the alleged grooming ring that were “mostly Pakistani men”.
The post was shared more than 100,000 times and prompted Tommy Robinson, founder of the far-right English Defense League, to go to Barrow to “investigate”.
When the police charged Williams instead, outraged supporters rallied and Asian-owned businesses were attacked. But his trial listened to the Snapchat account that Williams claimed was that of an Asian dealer who actually belonged to a Tesco worker from Essex who had never met her.
She claimed restaurateur Mohammed Ramzan had groomed her for sex since she was 12, even selling her at auction for 25,000 euros (£22,000) after making her work in a brothel in Amsterdam.
Williams also alleged that he had threatened to throw her into the sea during a ‘horrible’ trip to Blackpool during which he was ‘pimped’ with eight men.
However, it emerged that during the alleged trip to Amsterdam, Mr. Ramzan had in fact been shopping at his local B&Q.
Meanwhile, on the night of her alleged ordeal in the seaside town, she was left alone in a hotel after buying a Pot Noodle and spent the night watching YouTube on her phone.
Williams was found guilty of eight counts of perverting the course of justice.
He pleaded guilty to a ninth count at an earlier hearing.
In the letter to the judge read in court yesterday, Williams said he would never have written his post if he had known “what consequences would have come.”
In a statement at his sentencing hearing at Preston Crown Court, Mr Ramzan said he had received “countless death threats” because of his lies. He said that he had attempted suicide after his arrest. Judge Altham said there was no explanation as to why Williams fabricated the allegations, which he described as “complete fiction”.
Later, Jordan Trengove, who was locked up after Williams falsely accused him of rape, said he planned to take legal action against the police.
Falsely accused: Mohammed Ramzan and Jordan Trengrove, both totally innocent
Mohammed Ramzan (second right), who was accused of trafficking by Eleanor Williams, with Nicola Holt (right), outside Preston Crown Court, Lancashire, where Williams was jailed for eight and a half years on nine counts of perverting the course. of justice after he claimed to have been the victim of an Asian grooming gang
“I don’t think the sentence is long enough, in my opinion, for what it has done to all of us,” he added.
Trengove said he also tried to end his life as a result of his lies, as did Oliver Gardner, who was accused of raping Williams after a chance encounter on a night out.
Superintendent Matthew Pearman of Cumbria Police stressed that Williams’ allegations “could not have been taken more seriously when they initially came forward”.
He said it had been a “dark period for Barrow” but urged anyone who has been the victim of sexual abuse to report it to the police.