Aussie jailed in Thailand over lie

A 21-year-old Sydney woman has been sentenced to 15 days in a Thailand jail for falsely accusing a local taxi driver of assaulting her.

The woman, whose name has not been released, told Thai police she was the victim of an assault early on Sunday on the resort island of Phuket.

Phuket Provincial Court sources confirmed the woman initially told the officers she become separated from her boyfriend in a nightclub area of Patong early on Sunday morning.

She said she was taking a taxi back to her resort when the driver picked up two other men.

She alleged he then drove to a secluded area and assaulted her while the other men held her down.

Afterwards, she said they took her passport and cash.

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