Man Accused of Malicious Communications – Case Dropped

No further action - police dropped investigation
14 June, 2022
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Case study summary

Our client was an elderly man who had a long-standing dispute with a property company. He had been accused of sending the director threatening messages. We persuaded the police that this was a matter for the civil courts and they agreed to drop the case.

Case study

We were approached by a retired man who had spent many years in a dispute with a property company. He had previously been wrongly evicted from his home, which was a great source of stress and anxiety. He had taken the property company to the civil courts after this wrongful evictions and the civil case was ongoing.

It was accepted that exchanges between the two parties had become heated and the director of the company decided to report the client to the police. He said that some of the comments our client made in emails were malicious and made the director feel threatened.

Our client had never been in trouble with the police before and was very concerned about the possible consequences of the investigation. After speaking to a number of law firms, he decided to instruct our specialist criminal lawyers to act on his behalf.

It was very clear that this was a case where tensions had run high and the company director was trying to report our client to the police for malicious reasons. We represented him during his interview with the police and were able to liaise with them afterwards in order to persuade them that this should not be treated as a criminal matter. The police eventually agreed to drop the case against him.

Our client was relieved that the police were no longer involved in this matter. He is now focusing on getting the right result in the civil courts and on finding a new home.

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