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if someone assaulted you overseas and a police complaint was

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if someone assaulted you overseas and a police complaint was lodged at a local police station in that country,If that person (who is assaulted you ) is living in UK.Does the UK legal can do any thing about this situation.
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Jo C. replied 4 years ago.
HI.

Thank you for your question . My name is Jo and I will try to help with this.

I am sorry but I'm afraid its bad news.

If the assault took place outside of the UK then its not within the UK jurisdiction unfortunately. That will mean the police and the Courts have no power.

If the other person is subject to any extradition to return to the county in question the UK authorities will co-operate but not beyond that I'm afraid.

I'm sorry this isn't the answer you wanted but it is the position that you face and I have a duty to inform you truthfully.

Hope this helps. Please let me know if you need more information.