I attended the police station today to withdraw statement. The officer had already typed out a statement for me to sign. It said i'd witnessed the incident, that I had made clear to the officers that I wished to remain anonymous and for my details not to be disclosed. It said I withdrew my support for prosecution, was not willing to attend court, and that doing so and being identified would significantly impact my life as it would cause trouble in my neighbourhood. Also that i'd made the decision of my own free will.
He said i would probably hear no more about it now but i could be called - but that even then they cannot make me actually give evidence so what would be the point. He said without me its just one persons word against another and the case will now probably come to nothing.
He didn't show me the original telephone statement (unsigned) but did tell me that both that statement and this have a chequered "restricted" band across the top so they are not disclosed to the defendant. They didn't give me copies of the statements.
My question is does this sound ok to you, or have they totally stitched me up by writing it in a way that gets them a summons, since I had not signed to witnessing anything before? Also is what they are saying about "Restricted" against a chequered background correct?
It's a common assault charge at a magistrates court
(I will rate this to finish so you get credit again)