I was assaulted for no reason in an unprovoked attack on myself and my partner by another male. On the night I acted in defence of the two of us.
The police arrested the male on the night but after interviewing myself charged me with assault.
They provided cctv which started part way through the incident showed me striking the out of control male in self defence. The interviewing police officers were trying to make out I was attacking him.
The officers also claimed there was no cctv to show the beginning of the events, the city watch camera which the footage I seen belonged to swung around to capture the events leading me to figure there could of been another camera that had captured the whole thing. There would of been no time at this point for the police to of been called and city watch notified that way.
I was later charged by post with assault by beating and ended up in court. I defended myself due to not being able to afford representation.
I was found not guilty on my day in court which was absolutely correct.
Now even to any layman this would make the other male a guilty party. Nothing is being done about this. It is ridiculous. I was injured on the night, receiving permanent damage to my face from the out of control male striking me initially in the unprovoked attack. Not to mention the lasting affect this has had on my mental health.
My partner has logged a complaint with the police and again has had no joy and not heard back. She was assaulted by this male for no reason in Liverpool City Centre leaving her injured and with an even worsened mental health. This was captured by city watch. It was radioed over to the police from city watch on the night that she had been assaulted. This is recorded in police statements. Police statements mention her bruising. There was also a witness on the night Nathan I believe his name was. There is a voicemail from the officers involved mentioning him and getting names mixed up with myself.
There will of been CCTV from the night showing me being attacked it was on Hanover St in Liverpool city centre outside a number of stores. I would simply suggest that the police investigating never went out of there way to attain it as it was an easier route to hold me entirely responsible for the harm that fell on me. To me this is a case of victim shaming.
Cctv post my involvement shown in court shown the male who attacked me trying to run around his father who was with him to get back at me and my partner. I was not shown this in my police interview however.
The officers on the night told me a number of things that happened post my involvement. His father kicked him in the face once he managed to place the out of control the male in a corner on the floor. An uninvolved off shift door supervisor walked past and booted the male too. Then I was told the male took a bad turn and ended up in hospital. All this and he spent a night in the cells?
I need an answer as to why neither me or my partner have been treated as a victim at any point in this case and why the male was never charged.
Police statements also spoke of a language barrier between themselves and the male I speak of. I believe this is another reason they chose to pursue prosecution of myself. The other male did not show up in court on the day of my trial neither have I ever seen a statement of his.
I would also like to add, in a response to a police complaint post my trial and after I have been to court and was found not guilty. The reply from the police states:
"due to the fact that your actions went beyond that of self-defence." This is not a fact. What I believe this to be is a further defamation of my character. The entire legal system relies on the concept of being innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. They have simply implied again I am guilty of going beyond self defence. Even after a court decided otherwise.
I believe this again displays that the police appear unwilling to deal with my complaint due to the awful way that the case has been handled from the very start.
I have been in touch with CPS who agree, and I quote "this has been handled absolutely awfully from start to finish." They are now also working with me to deal with my complaint....