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Sorry call offers are auto generated from the site, not from me. I am currently unavailable for calls, but more than happy to continue here.The police can still investigate an assault from December if there is evidence of it.
However, if evidence is very weak or non existent then they will not waist time on something that is going nowhere.
They have now arrested the person for other matters. So it is likely he will be charged in due course.
If you were assaulted they can still investigate the matter. You,need to return and complain to a senior officer and demand to make a formal statement of assault. Take you evidence with you.
If the assault was common assault, then there is a time limit for that, but if the assault is ABH then there is no time limit.
Those injuries would be more common assault rather than ABH. Sorry.
cuts, broken arm etc would be ABH.
A bruise can be ABH but that is a matter the the CPS to decide if charging a person.
I would say that is more than push which would be common assault. That could be ABH, but the decision is that of the CPS.
Anyway, return to the police and demand that they take your formal statement of assault and show the evidence, also confirm that you went to hospital. They can obtain medical record, then they can investigate and pass matter to CPS for a decision.
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If you have already lied to the police about how it happened, then they are very unlikely to proceed further. You account would be torn to pieces by any good defence lawyer in court. They would totally discredit you and you account, telling the court that you have already lied to the police once, and your account now is simply a continuation.
The best advice now, is to move on. Put it down to a bad relationship that you are now out of. He has been arrested since and could still end up in court on those charges.
understood. Then follow the previous advice and insist the police investigate.
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Good luck and stay safe.
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