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emails as evidence

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freddy05 Thu 05-Sep-13 21:00:05

does anyone know if emails can be used as evidence with the police.

I was assaulted by someone I know a few months back and I've been thinking about talking to the police but the only evidence I have is an email where he admits assaulting me. I didn't go to hospital at the time so I know there is little chance the police can do anything but I'm curious if the email might be any use.


Mogz Fri 06-Sep-13 06:25:11

Yes, it's written correspondence and should therefore be taken in to account, as can text messages and posts on social media.
I hope you're ok.

freddy05 Fri 06-Sep-13 17:19:11

thanks Mogz

I'm ok, just not moving past it all really and I think that's because I've just accepted it rather than stood up for myself if that makes sense. I think I might call 101 and ask their advice.

OhDearNigel Sat 07-Sep-13 23:10:18

Also text messages, facebook screenshots/messages and any other form of communication

Mogz Sun 08-Sep-13 10:21:25

Good idea about getting some professional advice, working through a past trauma can take time and courage, but I expect the police and justice system at large are aware that sometimes it takes time before we are able to confront these things in a structured manner and get them dealt with, so you should be able to access the support you need.

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