I would like to know if I can press charges for common assult. I am VERY unhappy to be physically attacked at my father in laws death bed. He was literally lying dead in the bed.
How would they respond ?
I don't believe it was just open handed I believe I was punched in the arm too and this lasted for a good few minutes. I still feel very shaken up have had sleepless nights etc and I do not want this young man to think he can physically abuse me or anyone else.
I believe he is 20/21 years old.
I am worried at the funeral there may be a repeat of his behaviour would you advise to report prior to the funeral which is this coming Friday?
Would it make any difference if he already had a police record (I have no idea either way). How long would a caution stay on someones record?
Pre coming into the room they were really angry as my husband (who is the eldest son) arrived before them. This is a wicked step mother senario in action.
Everything in the room was calm, my brother in law was in there, aswell as 'Sams' father, my husband and myself.
It feels like it was pre mediated, they pushed past his grandson in the corridor who left immediately in disgust at their aggressive behaviour and then Sam attacked me.
In your professional judgement is this worth persuing?