Ask a Scots Law Question, Get an Answer ASAP!
it was an abuse that happened nearly 30 years ago. I was not a witness to the abuse, but I knew about it first hand because the victim is related to me and they told me about it when they were quite young. I believed them, but it was not reported to the police at the time. Reasons being not wanting to drag the young child through the courts. This happened in the 1980s. The child in question is now an adult and has just recently reported the incident.
They have not asked to interview me. He rang me and asked me if I knew anything. I said I did but I was in shock. He asked if I would give a statement. I said yes, I am not a witness, because I was not there at the time.