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My Partner hit a neighbour who had been goading him

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My Partner hit a neighbour who had been goading him for years to hit him and finally he did, though I don't condone him hitting this guy, I am worried that he could be in trouble. An officer came to take a statement 3 weeks after the incident and asked my partner if he was remourseful but he said he wasn't so the officer said she would put it to this neighbour and now he has to go to the police station for a formal voluntary appointment. What will happen? I am annoyed because this neighbour is always having a pop at my partner, ie walking the dog, staring over at us when we go out and even went as far as shouting over to our 17 year old son who was walking our dog, saying to my son, I am going to kill your f**king dog! My son or dog have never done anything to him!
Thank you for your question. My name is ***** ***** I will try to help with this.
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.

What will happen at the Police station mainly and if the neighbour sues. can we counter sue him

Did he have any injuries?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

The neighbour didn't have any injuries in fact he was on his way to work and told the officer on the phone that he had to go to work and went as far as we know.He didn't even have a mark on his face where my partner hit him

The police are probably going to offer a caution then. Cautions are all very well if the evidence is overwhelming and admisible and you admit the offence. They do still show on enhanced and standard DBS checking and a caution for violence can be unattractive within certain occupations.
In terms of any civil action, I wouldn't worry about that. He has no injuries so there will be no profit in suing.
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Oh ok thank you Jo. My Partner did admit to hitting him. I hope that is all that happens though it will not be nice if on record as regards ***** ***** and the only thing I would like to ask is do you recommend ignoring this man in future or ringing the Police as they informed us we should have done when he has invoked the aggrevation? The only thing with that is that he is always trying to wind us up, though I tend to ignore him, but we would forever be ringing them! I have waited for your reply to this but need to go offline now so I will leave it here and common sense should tell my partner and myself to ignore the guy as he just is not worth the aggro as he is always causing trouble for one neighbour or another, falling out, threatening them. Thank you for you time Jo. much appreciated.

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No, cautions are not nice. It is easy to accept them to get out of the police station but they do have a habit of returning.I find generally that ignoring people is very effective. I don't know why it works but it does. If you ignore people then your behaviour can't be criticised and also you wind the other person up because you are not responding. There is a surprising amount of power in ignoring people.You could make a report though if he is being antagonistic. I think overall I would not. I think you say as much about yourself when you report things like this as you do about the other person. If you just need to protect yourself from further allegations then these body cams are very useful.