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Are you trying to retract?
Your statement against your 12 year old son? I presume that is what you are trying to do?
Well, what would you like to know?
It is quite unlikely that they would want to prosecute a 12-year-old for public interest reasons.
This is a matter for parental discipline and at the highest points social services. Clearly he should not escape punishment. That is what parents do.
In any event, this is not possession of a knife in a public place and so knife crime does not apply.
At the very highest point, they could maybe caution him for common assaults.
A caution would last for life.
Can I clarify anything for you?
Well, they might be looking at knife crime. But if this is not a public place then it can't be.
You don't have to do what social services say. Or tell them about private business. You are are an independent parent. You don't have to tell social services about every family argument whatever they say.
Well, either you make a statement or you don't. You don't have to do anything you don't want to. Nobody can force you whatever social services say.
If you don't want to make a statement then just tell you them you don't want to help when they call you.
They will put you under pressure but without your evidence they have no case
No problem and all the best.
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