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I have been the victim of blackmail for £250 not to disclose some very personl information

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I have been the victim of blackmail for £250 not to disclose some very personl information about me . The case is now with the CPS, I have not made a witness statement as I don't want the case to go to court. I believe the only evidence the police have is what I said when I reported the crime and possibly the other guys bank statement showing the payment. the information I have been blackmailed with cannot come into the public domain. I wish for everything to disappear and the case not to proceed.
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
What can I do to stop this proceeding to court or stop any personal information coming out?
If you have made an allegation then I'm afraid you can no longer control the case. You can always tell CPS that you are not willing to support a prosecution but the risk that you face is that they may either carry on with an evidence led prosecution or summons you. There is a risk that they could pursue this largely because it is a serious allegation and money will have been spent upon it. However, the only way to prevent this from getting to court is to withdraw your support. If you haven't got a lengthy history of doing this then you stand a much better chance than one who has. Can I clarify anything for you? Jo
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you Jo. although this wasn't the answer I wanted it clarified my position for me and I am grateful for your help.
No problem and all the best. Remember that I am always available to help with your questions. Even if I am in Court I will usually pick up a question within 12 hours. For future information, please start your question with ‘For Jo C’. You can also bookmark my profile