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Last year I was assaulted in Berlin by a Canadian.

This morning I finally received a letter from the German Prosecutors Office stating that as the assailant was a foreign national and had left the country the day after the attack they would not be pursuing the case further.

They have given me his address so that I can pursue a civil case if I want.

What would I need to do to pursue this? Should I bother?
 

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Last year I was assaulted in Berlin by a Canadian.

This morning I finally received a letter from the German Prosecutors Office stating that as the assailant was a foreign national and had left the country the day after the attack they would not be pursuing the case further.

They have given me his address so that I can pursue a civil case if I want.

What would I need to do to pursue this? Should I bother?
go take 30mins free legal advice.
you will need eye witness statments and some sort of proof of your injuries.

let us know what happens.
 

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Scuttler said:
Last year I was assaulted in Berlin by a Canadian.
Now that sounds like a night out. Hats off. Hope it wasn't too grim. Two ways forward with this:

1, Bring a civil action against the aggressor. For this to yield significant amounts of compensation, your injuries will have to have left permanent scars and / or have led you to financial loss (e.g. loss of earnings).
If this is the case, go and see your local lawyers, or PM me.

2, You could contact the Canadian law enforcement agencies and make a complaint. This would depend on their willingness to take this on. I'm betting this won't be great, but you never know.

Martin
 
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