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What are acceptable reasons to make a retraction statement

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What are acceptable reasons to make a retraction statement without getting into trouble with the police
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: UK Law
Expert:  Jo C. replied 2 years ago.
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If this is a domestic then it depends what you mean.
If you say you have lied them that is perverting the course of justice and you could be charged.
If you say you do not want to support a prosecution then they cannot prosecute you but they will probably summons you to give evidence.
I'm afraid this can only now be avoided by not making reports to the police. You can always refuse a statement. Nobody can force you to make one.
Sorry if that is bad news.
Can I clarify anything for you?