I am asking whether it is permissible if you are attacked in an unprovoked fashion to use minimum and proportionate force to restrain your attacker.
In my case it seems that my fingernails needed cutting and probably scratched her wrists, and because I am very strong there were temporarily red marks on her wrists where I had restrained her.
The police are claiming that my actions were violence contrary to criminal law.
Surely there is some statute and common law which allows the innocent party to protect himself in the event of attack upon his person ?
I need to know the relevant sections of which act and names of the appropriate cases in order that I can go back to the police.
I hope the above is clear.
Yes you say it is lawful self defence so I would like to have something more concrete to challenge the police with.
Surely you can provide me with some statute or case law to do so ?
To be honest I am not happy with your reply. I am no further forward having emailed to you than before I started, I am sorry to say.