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I assume it was self defence? If so why did you hit him several times? Do you have any previous?
I have no previous and am of good character. the dispute was over access to the accounts and I hit him several times because i had lost it (not great) I could probably argue self defense as previously in the year a guy attacked him with a baseball bat and he managed to beat the guy up and that is on video
The Police would need a complaint, otherwise if they do not have a complaint then they do not really have any evidence.
If there is a 999 call they could play that in Court and if you could hear you hitting your partner that could be enough to convict but that is generally for domestic violence cases.
To convict you of an assault, then need some evidence and they need a complaint.
Without this they will not be able to prosecute or would find it very hard.
But if they have already taken a statement from your partner that is enough to get the process going.
That means you could be interviewed and charged.
Am i best admitting nothing
So it is possible they could charge you if they have a statement complaint, if they do not it is unlikely.
I would never admit to anything and always take a Solicitor into interview.
To clarify they can charge me even if my partner does not press charges
They could if they have other evidence such as a 999 call.
But no other evidence then it is very unlikely.
There is no 999 call
But if you lost it, in law that is not really self defence.
If it had been 1 punch and that was it, then you could argue self defence, but more than one punch you would struggle, especially if he then fell over.
No 999 call - that is helpful for you.
I would not admit anything then and see what evidence they have
But they need a complaint from your partner.
Do they need a complaint to interview me
They do, because otherwise how do they know what went on?
Unless they saw it themselves of course.
I see thank you, that clarifies things, can you wait a minute
I have spoken to my business partner, he has made a statement but has reassured me that he will not press charges
He is after a reassurance that it wont happen again and i think that he trying to use the police as leverage
Can my partner withdraw the complaint
He can give a statement saying he does not support the prosecution - but if he makes a statement it can not be withdrawn as such,
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