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You can't retract your statement as you would run the risk of being prosecuted yourself for wasting police time. At the same time you can't not tell the truth in the witness box or you will be prosecuted for perjury. Your best course of action is to tell the truth in court but to tell the court about your son's difficulties and what is being done to sort them. As this incident was within the family the court is likely to dispose of the case in a sympathetic way which will allow your son to keep his job.