A minor - a 15-year-old who was in my care at the time was somewhat put on the spot into falsifying a statement to Police which gave weighing evidence to my own false statements. The young person was a witness to me setting up a 'break in' in my home and did not wish to be involved nor interviewed by Police, but he was put on the spot and pressured into giving a statement when Police arrived. Under Criminal Law, will the young person's statement be presumed 'under duress' at the hearing? A person has been arrested and charged. I am incredibly remorseful and concerned about the impact my actions have caused and wish I had not involved the young person or created any of this at all. All attempts were made soon afterwards to tell Police both statements were falsified. The young person did not want to incriminate me as his carer and lose me to a Psychiatric setting. I am mentally unwell (Borderline, Paranoid Delusional and Bi Polar1). At the time of making the statement, I had been manic without knowing so. I have begun treatment with Psychiatrist and antipsychotic medication.