We lodged a complaint with the police; the matter went to court but was deferred. We now wish to withdraw the complaint. The duty solicitor at court told us we had to complete a 'withdrawal of complaint' form and give it to the police. When we attempted to do this, the arresting officer said he couldn't withdraw the complaint because it had gone too far. I then rang the police prosecution office where I was told that it is up to the arresting officer or his superior to withdraw the complaint. I think I need to re-approach the arresting officer but am not sure of my ground.