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How do I have before I can’t report a domestic abuse? uk,

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Hi, how long do I have before I can’t report a domestic abuse?
JA: Where are you? It matters because laws vary by location.
Customer: uk, london
JA: What steps have you taken so far?
Customer: just tried recording it, and reporting to his relatives nothing else
JA: Anything else you want the Lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: no

Hi, welcome to JustAnswer. My name is*****’m a barrister with 12 years of experience and I am happy to help with your question today.

It depends upon the nature of the allegations. If this is just a common assault then you would have six months before this would need to actually be in court. So any delay is generally destructive

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By and large, stale offences of domestic abuse are not commonly prosecuted.

Can I clarify anything for you?

Hopefully, Ihave answered your query in a way that is simple and easy to understand. Ifanything remains unclear, I will be more than happy to clarify it for you. Inthe meantime, thank you once again for using our services.

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Customer: replied 17 days ago.
The abuser is an expartner whom I happen o live with at the moment

Yes, it depends on the nature of the allegations.

Customer: replied 17 days ago.
I do not wish to prosecute him but I want it on record that he has threatened my life and also hit me before. Is this possible? Or will he be arrested or something?
Customer: replied 17 days ago.

No, if you make a report to the police they will investiate it with a view to prosecuting. That is what the police do.

Customer: replied 17 days ago.
Ok... thanks

Noproblem.

Allthe best.

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