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Where does the individual stand if they wish to report their abuser but are worried about losing their belongings or having their mental health scrutinised?
PLZ decline if not allowed. I have been a victim of domestic abuse by my Mum's husband for 12 years. It has been physical and emotional. In the last episode, he broke into car, physically restrained me from accessing personal belongings (medication/overnight bag) electronically stalked me via amazon echo and then threw me out on the streets. I have made a police report but had to put it on hold because my Mum has threatened to counter claim for harassment or state I am mentally unstable. I have PTSD from a failed round of IVF, my GP is aware and I have only tried to make contact to return the rest of my belongings, which they have yet to return 3 weeks later. Where do I stand on this? I am keen to report him but am worried I lose my belongings or have my own mental health scrutinised as a result.

Maureen Wong

12th April 2022

+3

6 upvotes

Top Answer
Police staff. Whether your mother lodges a counterclaim or not, your report will still be investigated. As for her threatening to call you mentally unstable, please report this to the police as well, firstly so that they have a note of her threatening you, secondly so they can potentially investigate her for witness intimidation. Your mental health should not be scrutinised by the police. There is lots of safeguarding in place to protect those with MH issues and also provide special accommodations and extra support.

Steven Leggett

12th April 2022

+5

8 upvotes

NQ: may sound harsh, but put aside that this is your mother and her husband. What they are doing is wrong, and worse still, mother is part of this, doing it to her daughter. Report them, you don't need to feel guilty for reporting your mother.

Stacey Vargas

12th April 2022

+2

5 upvotes

Nq please contact a domestic abuse charity to support you.

John Shapero

12th April 2022

1 upvote

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