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Hi. What is the allegation ?
Yes, I understand. Unfortunately that is what happens when people report this type of nonsense to the police. They have a duty to act when it is reported. I'm sure most people have these disputes and just don't get the police involved in it.
The short answer is that they can keep rebailing you Im afraid. If this is going to be a common assault then they have to lay an information before the court within six months so there are time pressures. You would have the defence of lawful chastisement though.
If it is going to be child cruelty then that is either way and so they are not under time pressure. I have to say that I am not sure that one instance of a slap with the palm of the hand amounts to child cruelty though.
It is to be hoped that when this is over with this may be avoided for the future by not making reports.
Sorry if that is bad news. Can I clarify anything for you? Jo
This isn't unjustifiable delay. It is very difficult to bring an abuse of process application. This doesn't comply. It would cover the type of situation where they have deliberately delayed for no good reason other than to allow evidence to be lost.
Unfortunately the parents who reported it will have a long history of making allegations of domestic abuse. It is always the same. Some people keep the police on speed dial.
No problem. I'm sure it will all disappear into nothing in the long run.