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You can be summoned to court to give evidence but in domestic violence cases the Police have policy that they will proceed, if necessary without your help or cooperation. Sometimes this means their case cannot be proved but if there is independent evidence of the assault they may succeed in getting a prosecution proved. So you cannot withdraw the statement but you can say it didnt happen like that, which may mean the case is more difficult to prove.
Hello Lawyer, Thanks for your reply. Yes I have been asked to appear in the court on a particular day. I will appear at the court on that day. But why cannot I go to the police station and say "I want to withdraw the victim statement?" If I cannot withdraw the initial victim statement, Can I give another victim statement??. Please let me know.