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I'm afraid it doesn't work like that. What is the truth? Did you give them permission?
Yes, you cannot lie. It would not just be wasting police time. It would be perverting the course of justice for which there is a risk of custody even on a first offence.
I'm not sure how you could make a report and not disclose the person involved if indeed you do know who they are. If you make a report then you have to be full and frank about it.
The only other way to ensure nobody gets in trouble is not to make a report to the police.
Sorry if that is bad news.
Can I clarify anything for you?