How can I help with this please?
So, in short, he is going to make an allegation of criminal damage against you?
Are you saying that you were interviewed at the time of the original allegation?
You did have a solicitor then I presume?
Well, then the damage is done really.
You can ask for a solicitor and if you are going to be interviewed again then you should.
The truth is though that the primary evidence gathering stage is the first interview and that can't be undone.
Whatever you have said in that interview is recorded and will be used against you.
If there is a second witness then the chances are fairly high they would charge you if you deny the offence.
If you admit it then a caution might be available.
Can I clarify anything for you?
Oh yes, I realise that.
The problem is that it would appear that the evidence against you is greater than was believed.
A no comment interview would have been the right thing to do until they had gathered their evidence.
Well, at this stage all you can really do is answer the allegation.
You should have a solicitor even at this stage.
I would imagine they will offer a caution but that cannot be administered unless you admit the offence so it probably will be charged.
I'm not sure what they would prove?
It is of no consequence how he treated his clothes.
All the best.