I really would like them to drop the charges if possible, can they do this?
the police have been totally unhelpful in discussing anything with me.
If they cant drop the charges, then can they at least alter the bail conditions so that my husband and I can communicate with each other and start to reconcile our relationship.
no, this is his very first offence. he has never been in trouble with police in his life.
He has only been charged with the lowest form of common assault.
I have already retracted.
I feel that because I suffer with mental health issues I was not of sound mind when I made my original statement.
therefore I made a new statement and I am now being told that the CPS may not accept my new statement.
I had also been drinking very heavily on the evening of the assault.
I said that a lot of it was untrue in the way I had stated in my original statement. and that's why I felt I needed to go in and make a new statement to state the true way it actually occurred.
I wasn't in a clear state of mind and I was being pressured by other people to make a statement.
because I wasn't on my medication and wasn't of sound mind the way things were interpreted that I said was not the true way it happened.
hence the retraction statement and my new statement.
in my original statement I said he punched me in the face. in actual fact he went to push me away and as I ducked my head down his hand connected with my jaw causing bruising.
I also said he punched me in the chest when in fact he only pushed me hard to get me away from him.
The police said that I was brave to come forward and admit my part in the incident.
But no one seems to be taking me seriously in what I'm saying and the police aren't really helping in getting this sorted.