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I was arrested upon the false allegation of assault of my ex-girlfriend. At the time the police said that I could bring charges against my ex for falsely accusing me. I did not do so at the time. This was two years ago. A police officer has since told my father that I should 'clear my name' as this will remain 'over my head'. I want to do this now.
I made a statement - it was accepted and I was released without charge. However, I understand that this is still on my 'record' as having insufficient evidence to charge. My guns (I run a commercial Shoot) were confiscated for five months and this was financially damaging. Eventually I got them back. Recently my father told his police friend that we have problems with a tenant on our farm. He commented to my father that I should not have any involvement or dealings with the tenant because to all intents and purposes I am 'known' as having a violent past and any subsequent allegations will be considered in this light. I am horrified. My ex remains potentially volatile and I walk on eggshells. There must be something I can do to clear my name?