I'm posting because I'd like a little support from my community! and I know someone somewhere will have some perfect pearl of wisdom to help me deal with this deeply unpleasant situation.
My ex assaulted me recently during an argument, it was a low level assault, no bleeding or broken bones, he didn't attack me or beat me up, a verbal argument became physical and he roughly manhandled me, which did leave injuries of bruising and bashes and even some jaw misalignment which made it difficult for me to eat for weeks! It was in front of our children and his new girlfriend. I went to A&E and have a medical report of my injuries as well as some pretty damning photos. At the time of the incident I phoned the police, because he then kept the children, apart from the fact he had just assaulted me. They attended, he was arrested. It has been under investigation and the CPS (Crime Proscecution Service) has finally come back with a decision to dismiss it.
Why? ... Because his girlfriend put in a statement contradicting the truth of what actually happened. I've read some of it, it is full of lies. She has claimed that I assaulted her!!!!! AND even more terrifying - she submitted photos of the supposed injuries SHE sustained during this supposed assault by me on her!!!!!!?? I have told the police again and again that there cannot possibly be any photos of any injuries on her body as I did NOT lay a single finger on her. I've asked them to check the veracity of these photos, but they have not done so and are refusing to do so.
I have told the police that I would like her prosecuted for perjury. I cannot cannot cannot believe this has happened in UK law. I cannot believe that he and her have absolutely got away with it. And that a woman who would stoop to these lengths might spend time with my children. I am truly frightenend now of her being anywhere near my children and of him coming anywhere near me now he knows he can get away with physically harming me and there is nothing I can do about it. Yes, I do think he would do it again.
Any thoughts? Words of wisdom / comfort? Similar experiences? Advice?