Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help you with this.
For now please let me know whether the Police prosecuted at all?
How much do you want to claim please?
I think it will be hard if the Police did not prosecute and get a conviction. If they did then any claim for compensation would be easier. However I will outline the process and the maximum limit which you can ask for to keep it a small claim.
You need to write and set out your losses and request compensation within 14 days or say you will go to Court within 14 days. You should make sure you send this signed delivery and keep a copy.
If they do not compensate you then you can issue proceedings in the County Court. You can either do this online at: www.moneyclaim.gov.uk or by completing form N1 http://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/hmctsformfinder/n1-eng.pdf and take it to your local County Court.
The Court will then issue a claim which a copy will be sent to the Defendant who will have a limited time to defend it, if not you can enter Judgment and enforce.
If the claim is for £10,000 or less it will be a small claim so you will not need legal representation. Over this value you would need representation for trial.
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
All the best and good luck.