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Do you mean that the police have formally taken no further action or that nobody was arrested.
I’m so sorry for the delay.
I lost myConnection.
You can complain to a more senior officer. If they have literally done nothing then you should do so.
In terms of the CCTV, I’m not quite clear if you are saying that it has been deleted To cover up the offence. If so there are offences in that and the police were negligent in failing to seize it.
Obviously that is an IPCC matter though.
In and of its self, that does not stop a prosecution though. It just means that they have lost some evidence but they could still rely on your allegation and any injuries that you have.
If they have arrested somebody and taken the decision not to charge him then you do have a right of view of that decision called the victims rights of review.
I’m sorry that this happened to you.
Can I clarify anything for you?
You could argue failing to act swiftly is police negligence although obviously the primary culprit is the shop owner who has just plain destroyed evidence.
There are offences in destroying evidence so he might well be charged.
You don't have a claim in civil law but you do have the option to bring a private prosecution. It is very expensive to do that though.
You should really pester the police to see what action they would take first though. They are the appropriate evidence gathers of the CPS.