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The procedure for laying criminal charges are fairly straightforward. All you have to do is to go to your local police station, tell officer at the charge office that you want to lay criminal charges and then make a statement about what happened. Please note, however, that your wife and/or, Alfred will have to lay the charges as they were the victims of the abuse. Your involvement, unless you personally witnesses any of the insults, will be limited to maybe supporting your wife through the process.
The recordings will also be important and you should inform the police of this.
Alternative remedies available to your wife and Alfred would be to claim damages for defamation or infringement of dignity by way of a civil claim or via the Equality Courts.
1. The criminal and civil matter are separate and can run concurrently.
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