posted on Jul, 13 2009 @ 11:38 PM
I know someone else has already said this, but get a lawyer as soon a you can.
Any CCTV footage is the best bet, but unfortunately, you don't have any legal right to just walk in and view it, and although it's possible, I would
doubt that management will just let you view it, if for no other reason then they won't want any trouble with the police.
If the Swan and other establishments around there are patronised anywhere near as well as they used to be, there must surely be some witnesses, and
with mobile phones being everywhere today, I'd be surprised if someone didn't find something, but again, people tend to be hesitant to get involved.
Silly as it sounds, keep and eye an YouTube, if someone did film something, there is at least a chance it will end up on there.
And as people have said, move quickly. CCTV footage isn't usually kept for long these days. Most places store it digitally and it takes up too much
room to store weeks worth of footage. Sad to say, but if you can't get some sort of footage, you've got very little hope of any real action. The
statement of anyone drinking at the pub will be worth basically nothing if it ever gets to court, and as has ben mentioned, in an "us vs them"
scenario, "they" (being the police) will probably win.