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I was approached by a police witness in the street at the

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I was approached by a police witness in the street at the time i had my back to him he was trying to talk to me so I said to him you should not be contacting me `he replied why not I said you have made a statement against me `He replied no a have not made any statement about you I said to him well I went to the police station to make a statement about a incident that took place and the police read a statement out to me and told me it was from you and said you name and address with which he replied that`s rubbish I`v made no statement to the police` at this time I was very worried that he might tell the police that I contacted him so I rang the police and told them that he had intimidated trying to get me to say things.Can this witness still be called at court .thanks
JA: Have any charges been filed? If so, when is the next court date?
Customer: Yes I have been charged and the trial is at a magistrates court on the 6th Febuary
JA: Have you talked to a lawyer about this yet?
Customer: yes but I have not been told weather or not this witness can still be called I am going to speak to the solicitor today can this witness be called or not. thank you.
JA: Anything else you want the Lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: no not at this stage

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Customer: replied 7 days ago.
14/01/2020 03:24

I was approached by a police witness in the street at the time i had my back to him he was trying to talk to me so I said to him you should not be contacting me `he replied why not I said you have made a statement against me `He replied no a have not made any statement about you I said to him wellI went to the police station to make a statement about a incident that took place and the police read a statement out to me and told me it was from you and said you name and address with which he replied that`s rubbish I`v made no statement to the police` at this time I was very worried that he might tell the police that I contacted him so I rang the police and told them that he had intimidated trying to get me to say things.Can this witness still be called at court .thanks
Customer: replied 7 days ago.
I was approached by a police witness in the street at the time i had my back to him he was trying to talk to me so I said to him you should not be contacting me `he replied why not I said you have made a statement against me `He replied no a have not made any statement about you I said to him wellI went to the police station to make a statement about a incident that took place and the police read a statement out to me and told me it was from you and said you name and address with which he replied that`s rubbish I`v made no statement to the police` at this time I was very worried that he might tell the police that I contacted him so I rang the police and told them that he had intimidated trying to get me to say things.Can this witness still be called at court .thanks

Thank you.

If you mean this person is a crown witness against you who has approached you then they can still rely on his evidence. It just means that it would be a cross examination point maybe if the offence depends upon him being intimidated in some way.

I'm not sure if that is your question? Clearly he can still be used as a witness.

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