A WOMAN who made an innocent soldier's life a "living hell" after falsely accusing him of rape today lost an appeal against her five-year jail sentence.

Rebecca Shirley Palmer, 26, of Garraways, Royal Wootton Bassett, targeted the Tidworth-based serviceman after he rejected her in December 2015.

The man, who had consensual sex with Palmer, later told her he wanted nothing more to do with her, sparking her campaign of lies against him.

He was arrested and detained by police and went through two years of misery.

But her lies unravelled and last October she was jailed at Winchester Crown Court for multiple counts of acts tending to pervert the course of justice and sending malicious communications.

She appealed against her sentence, but was told last Wednesday it was 'not a day too long' by three senior judges at the Court of Appeal in London.

Dismissing her appeal, Mrs Justice Andrews said Palmer had "unleashed a storm" on the soldier when he rejected her.

She told police he had stolen from her, tried to strangle her and raped her in his car.

He was also accused of stalking, threats and breach of his bail requirements.

Messages posted online and sent by Palmer amounted to a "campaign of harassment and vitriol" against the man and his mother.

"He was only 20 and, for a period of two years, she made his life a living hell," the judge continued.

Lawyers for Palmer argued that psychiatric problems she suffers from had not been fully taken into account by the sentencing judge.

She is prone to impulsive and unexpected behaviour, with no thought of the consequences of her actions, the court was told.

But Mrs Justice Andrews, sitting with Lady Justice Sharp and Judge Peter Collier QC, said the sentence was fair.

"For offending of this seriousness, there is nothing wrong with the length of the sentence which was imposed," she said.

"It was very clear that there was a degree of pre-planning involved in her offending and she knew that she was lying.

"It was deliberately intended to cause maximum distress to her victims."

The appeal was dismissed.