thankyou for your help, I was very naive, and thought i had to give a statement by law, when the detective came to question me. I have never been through anything like this before or had any dealings with police etc, and was led to believe I had to make and sign my statement. I just assumed I could trust the police to tell me all these things, I had no advice, or help, and was in shock. I doubt I will be in this situation again in the future, but I will never make a statement again to the police. Yes this is a very serious offence, I know that, but I cannot see how they can expect me to be of any help if Im too panic stricken to think straight, and speak properly. I am just hoping they will give me the screen on the day, I go, if not, then ill just have to get through the best I can. I had no reason to believe this man would do this, and I cant understand any of it. The public interest is of course a priority over me, but how can I help them if they wont make it bearable for me? It's ridiculous. I have lost all faith in the police, and the whole law system, as I have done nothing wrong, and was just unlucky enough to have known him before, and then been naive enough to sign a statement. I dont want sympathy from them, just to be given the ability to give my evidence with as little panic as possible. It's a condition social phobia, and panic attacks are difficult to control.