Am I in trouble legally?
Could you please advise whether I am in any legal difficulty here.
An employee of the club, who was a friend of the person I was with, said they were throwing them out as they'd been sat around for so long. In hindsight it looks a naïve move on my part but I didn't actually believe I was doing anything legally wrong.
Can I really just ignore them? The officer I've spoken to over the phone has said that they aren't suggesting I've stolen it or anything, and his initial voicemail did say I had nothing to worry about, but he didn't sound too satisfied when I said I'd thrown the phone away. Obviously it wasn't what he was hoping to hear. I'm just not at all used to this sort of situation as other that being the victim of crime this is my first dealing with the police, so I'm worried they might change their mind and feel I'm at fault.
At the moment the police only know that I was in possession of the phone, tried to sell it, didn't know or believe that it was reported as stolen, and threw it away. Should I tell them anything more (ie. how I came to be in possession of it) if/when they call me again?
They must have obtained my details from CEX from when I tried to trade the phone in. Obviously I had no idea that the phone was going to be barred when I went in there, had I believed that the phone was stolen I wouldn't have tried to sell it, nor would I have even accepted it in the first place.
Thank you very much for your help.
Thank you for the advice, I was not aware that I was entitled to take that action. In your opinion though, do the details that I've told you make the situation look worse, and thus more suspicious for me? I don't want to dig myself a hole when I genuinely haven't knowingly done anything wrong.