Even if you don’t want to involve the police we can still collect evidence that would support a prosecution if you change your mind. We appreciate that it is very hard to make decisions immediately after a trauma and we will support you to keep you options open until you feel better able to make a decision. To collect the best evidence we would ask you to follow these rules.
Try not to wash
Do not clean your teeth
Do not change your clothes
Do not have a cigarette
Do not eat or drink
Try not to go to the toilet
Do not clean up the area where you were assaulted
Write down everything you remember about the assault and events leading up to it.