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Yes, in October 2014 she rang the police.
my wife's recent testimony would look something like this:-
I have chosen to make this statement because it is not right what is happening to my husband, he doesn't deserve all this isolation and facing charges, and our three children and I are suffering too without him. I also want to fill in the bits I did not say at the time because I was upset, scared and confused then.
(of course I wrote this testimony myself as accurately as I could. It has not been sent anywhere. I did however read it over skype to my wife to get her response....which was that she seemed to agree, but would have to use her own lingo)
Ok - as soon as your wife makes a complaint its out of her hands. The prosecution belongs to the Police. They and only they can discontinue it.
What she can do is make a statement saying she does not support the prosecution.
The letter wont have any effect on the prosecution I am sorry to say.
The prosecution belongs to the Police and they and only they make decisions whether to continue.
They are likely to especially if any assault is domestic violence related.
I am sorry if this is not the answer you want and certainly not the one I want to give you, but I have a duty to be honest
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
Thank you, ***** ***** what is the value in or possible outcomes from, my wife making a statement saying she does not support the prosecution of her husband?
Might a statement saying that she does not support the prosecution have a positive affect on the judge at the first hearing. May he want to dismiss the case as the alleged victim doesn't even support the case and all the other evidence does not substantiate the case with certainty without her support.
Does the word 'letter' have the same meaning as the word 'statement' in the context of our conversation?
The video evidence I took just after the alleged assault took place shows my wife assaulting me hard in the leg, causing bruising for weeks. Will the police prosecute her for that offence or will I have to be the plaintif?
Although my wife made a complaint when she was in a rage, scared and confused; afterwards she regretted doing so, she realized she had brought an unfair allegation on her husband and that in fact she was the aggressor. What can she do to put it right?
Is there any value in my wife adding to the statement that she does not support the prosecution of her husband by adding 'because it was my fault...'
1) If the wife makes the statement the Police will either continue or drop it
2) It has no effect on the Judge
3) You need to provide a formal witness statement
Does that clarify?
What does a formal witness statement entail, does it mean that my wife has to go to a police station and ask for any officer there to take a statement from her and then she writes on a piece of paper that the officer gives her 'I do not support the prosecution of my husband' ?
If so does she have to give a reason
The Police will do that. Your wife goes to the Police and gives a formal statement not supporting the prosuction.
She can say whatever she wants
She does not have to give a reason
will they pressurise her
They should not
She can do what she wants
But remember the decision to continue prosecuting is not up to her, but the Police
and say as much as she like
So it could help
undermine their case
They can still continue
It does not assist their case but it does not undermine it
If you are asking will it stop the proseuction - no
They may well still continue
but if they are relying on her they will drop the case
If she did not want the Police involved then they should not have been called
Yes but they have a 999 call
They dont need her statement for that
They have photos, I assume, they dont need her statement for that
In short if she did not want them involved she should not have called the Police
She was in a rage at the time confused and didnt know what to do
she tried to drop the call
But not confused to call 999
to the police
Did she give a statement?
Well she can give a statment.
Its then up to the Police what they do
They can't make the Police drop it
the police kept pestering her over 3 weeks to make one
You cant make the Police drop it
All she can do is make a statement saying she does not support the prosecution.
That is all she can no, nothing else
but it must be worth a try
And in future when you two fight, she should not call the Police
exactly, its never happened before
we were both surprised
Can I clarify anything else for you today please?
They may or may not prosecute. I cant' say
Its hard to say whether they will prosecute her, its a matter for the Police. I can't guess what they may or may not do
I mean to say I guess I can put in a complaint in to the police any time about my wife assaulting me if I feel that way inclined at a later stage, because I might have to battle to win my kids back
in the future
great thank you
oh, so I need to press charges now if I am going to
it happened on 4th Oct last year
I have since found out through a police sergeant in Halesworth police station that there is no six month rule on domestic violence. So may I check with you that your final comment is definitely true under UK law?