How can I help with this please?
Have they reported it?
That isn't a defence per se.
Have you reported the assault?
It is possible they might not report it as she did assault you and she might not want to face the consequences of that.
If they do then it is possible the police will charge you. I'm not sure they could justify pursuing you under the DDA and not her for assault but that is another story.
Even if they do prosecute you it is very unlikely that there would be a destruction order. There are alternatives to a destruction order now that are usually preferred.
The case of Gedmintaite says there is no defence in saying that a dog is on lead.
Poor dog handling on the part of the complainant does not provide a defence either I'm afraid.
Can I clarify anything for you?
Yes, always helpful.
I suspect she might not want to call the police and explain to them why she punched you.
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