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I was accused Id assault some 3 years ago by a neighbour,

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I was accused I'd assault some 3 years ago by a neighbour, subsequently I was visited by the police to investigate and after a brief chat to hear my side of the event there was no action taken whatsoever. I am now involved in a legal case where my neighbour has again in a whiteness statement accused me of the assault again. Can I sue him for libel and defemation of character, as I didn't even receive a warning from the police and he continues to raise the non incident.
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Employment Law
Expert:  Alice H replied 4 years ago.
Thanks for your question. I will try and help you with this.

Witness statements made in legal proceedings are protected by legal privilege and you cannot sue for libel.

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Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Ok how about I sue him for the original accusation which was unfounded
Expert:  Alice H replied 4 years ago.
Hi

Under the Limitations Act 1980- the time limit for a libel action is 12 months.

Unfortunately you are now out of time to sue.

Alex

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