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Would the police still be interested in prosecuting the perpetrator

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Would the police still be interested in prosecuting the perpetrator of a serious assault committed in 1976, if the victim (and the person who reported it) had since died of natural causes?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Scots Law
Expert:  JGM replied 3 years ago.
Thank you for your question.

As these two have died, what remaining evidence is there of the crime?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Sorry for my ambiguous question. The perpetrator is still alive and well, only the victim who reported the assault, has died.

Expert:  JGM replied 3 years ago.
Are there any other witnesses? If not and the victim has died, there would be insufficient evidence to prosecute.