Thanks for the information and the time.
I am sorry but I cannot give yougood news then. I’m afraid you are in difficulty here.
I’m afraid they can be very heavyhanded now. It is not really in thepublic interest in my view.
You do have the advantageof not having done this before which weighs in your favour.
They will almostcertainly summons you if you are not already. Their current policy is to summons reluctant witnesses.
If you attend courtand resile from your statement they will just put your original statement toyou hearsay
The only realoption is to stay away although they may try to introduce your statementhearsay but it is weaker then. Butequally they may get a summons and arrest you on a witness warrant.
You do have theoption of attending court and answering every question with the words “nocomment”. You are not a hostile witnessthen so they can’t use your evidence hearsay.
I'm sorry this isn't the answer you wanted but it is the position thatyou face and I have a duty to inform you truthfully.
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