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They have text messages and photographs, the police also did say that whether he hit me in the face or him pushing me and the fall caused the injuries, it still amounts to assault and if so could they still proceed with the 'assault causing actual bodily harm' charge
Yes they could potentially use the text messages and photohtaphs.
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You can withdraw your statement but they can proceed on the basis of the remaining evidence
Does that help?
yes, could you tell me, I made the second statement last Thursday, if the CPS decide not to prosecute, how long will they usually take to make any decision as the trial is on a warned date starting next month. Also if they don't prosecute how long does it usually take for the defendant to be released from remand?
It depends on how busy they are, the number of lawyers in to review it etc.
If they do not prosecute they notify the Courts and the Defendant should be released within 24 hours
Yes thanks Alex.