I was charged with assault by beating contrary to section 39. Also I was told that it was domestic assault since the victim is my brother in law.
Quote During questioning at the police station I have told exactly what has happened and then the DC has told me that she has 3 almost identical statements from my wife ,victim and his girlfriend telling that I was drunk I have punched my brother in law 4 to 6 times and I have shouted “I am going to kill you” Also there was a statement from a policemen who attended A&E department, where the victim was, confirming that the he has a single bruise size of two pence behind his ear.All this is not true and that’s what I said in the interview. I did not admit to anything. Unquote
Hi. I think they did convict me of repeating punching but I am not so sure.Sorry. If is important can you suggest how I can find out.
Hi .Yes There was nothing more in the policemen statement .Small bruise size 2 pence behind his ear.Paul
I do not think so.The "victim" mentioned only in his statement that I punched him 4 to 6 times and shouted "I am going to kill you" .That was confirmed in statements given by my wife and victims girlfriend..
After questioning at the police station the DC only briefly went thru all four statements so I do not know exactly.We have to assume that is all.
We haven't been to court yet and I am pretty sure that hi is back in his country now and hi will not came back to attend court.Nor his girlfriend
I have admitted to nothing.Did not touch him or shout at him.
As I said I am sure the victim and one witness ( his girlfriend) will not came to court to give any evidence.So far I am not sure about second witness ( my wife ) as she has not came back home since my arrest.
Also one of the conditions of my bail is that I will not talk to my wife about what happened even if she is back. But I am " working on it"
Hi Jo Just few questions please.
Will they have to came to court and give evidence at all ?
Or are theirs statements enough and can be read out in court
as evidence instead of them doing this personally?
As you know my wife left the house and I do not know her whereabouts.
Am I obliged to inform her (by SMS for example) when she receives
summons to court at our house address ?
Can my wife refuse to give evidence against me in court?
If yes how is is done.Simply by not turning up in court?
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