The child is 5. She is likely to say the door was knocked open and wood hit her foot.
The police have what she said to 999, including my voice in the recording, and they have what she said to them when they came, but she is not going to give an official statement.
I believe they used their body cams. I am not sure if she signed their notes - I don't think she would have. You still think the CPS will charge? And would there be any likelihood of a conviction is she will not give a statement or evidence in court? I would be likely to lose my profession if convicted. if convicted, what might the punishment be - I have no previous convictions.
Sorry, I was asking if you think they will charge me for assault, not if they will summons my ex for not giving a statement. Please could you clarify?
I know the police used body cams to photograph the door. I don't know if they used body cams when they spoke with her. If they did, is that strong enough evidence to convict, even without a signed statement?
Thanks for your help.
It sounds as though I may be charged, but that it might be quite hard to convict if my ex did not appear in court.
If I was convicted, what do you think the likely punishment would be? I have no previous convictions.
Thanks. She is not saying it was strangulation - she has said my hands were on her neck, with no injury caused. I don't believe that she will change that.
Could our child be asked for a statement?
I was also wondering if it will show on DBS clearance if I am charged, but not convicted? (I realise it would definitely show if convicted).
Many thanks for your help. Once I have received your reply I would like to rate your answer and end our discussion. I would then like the discussion to be deleted, or made so that it cannot be viewed publicly online - please could you advise how to do that.
Thanks. My profession does require enhanced checking. I was previously arrested for ABH, but not charged, and that has not shown up on my enhanced DBS.
I would like now to delete this. Please advise how.
Just to clarify, my profession does require enhanced checking. I was previously arrested for ABH, but not charged, and that has not shown up on my enhanced DBS.
Re. deleting the post, I will leave it open so that I can ask a follow up if need be. Is there a way to make it only visible to me, not publicly visible?