Alex Watts : Hello my name is Alex and I will help you with this. Please note that I am a working Solicitor and may be on and offline as I have to attend Court and meet with clients, even at weekends. As such you may not get an instant response when you reply as this is not an ‘on demand’ live service, but rest assured I will be giving your question my immediate attention upon return.
Alex Watts : Its bad news I am afraid, the decision is not yours to take. When the Police get involved then the matter becomes a Crown Prosecution Service matter and does not invoke yiu
Alex Watts : does not involve you. If they want to stop it they can, if they want it to continue and you do not want to (for example with domestic violence) then they can.
Alex Watts : Any decision made is by them as they take the lead on a prosecution.
Alex Watts : Sadly this means although you can ask for it to be reviewed you have no right of appeal and no say on what happens to the proseuction.
Alex Watts : The cps must be satisfied that there is enough evidence for a realistic prospect of a conviction and this must be beyond reasonable doubt.
Alex Watts : They clearly do not, the cps lawyers are very experienced and it will be made by someone with extensive knowledge.
Alex Watts : Sadly in law there is nothing you can do apart from take out a private proseuction of which the cost would be about £10,000 and you would not get legal aid.
Alex Watts : I am sorry Brian that this is not the answer you want and is certainly not the one to give, but I have a duty to be honest.
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