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Potentially the case could proceed.
As soon as you make a complaint you in effect lose control over it - it belongs to the Police and the Crown Prosecution Service
When a statement is withdrawn then it should go to a CPS lawyer who can decide whether to discontinue or proceed.
In this case there is evidence to say that the initial allegation was untrue.
The CPS should then review the evidence and decide what steps to take.
Really your Solicitor should be progressing this with the CPS and trying to push that no further action is taken.
If the CPS decide to charge and it goes to Court potentially they can call an unwilling witness.
It is unusual for this to happen to force someone to give evidence, but it can happen - particularly in domestic violence disputes
However your Solicitor should be chasing the Police/CPS to see whether the file has been reviewed and what steps if any taken
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
If it does go to court can they refuse not to go in the witness box?
Yes this does happen
Again very unusual to force a witness and if your daugther is under 18 even less likely
Can I clarify anything else for you?
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