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Assault

If you are assaulted...

  • Tell the British Consulate, especially if you have been arrested or have ended up in hospital.
  • Tell the local police as soon as possible and insist on a police report (needed for any insurance and/or compensation claim).

    Compensation
    Courts abroad may be able to order the offender to pay compensation for your injuries and/or losses in certain circumstances, either following conviction in a criminal court or as a result of a civil action. Some countries have a state-funded compensation scheme to cover physical or psychological injuries sustained as a result of a violent crime, which may apply to foreign nationals injured in that country. A police report will be essential. Local lawyers should be able to provide information about how to claim compensation.

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    ** Theft
    ** Lost/Stolen Credit Cards
    ** Assault
    ** Rape/Sexual Assault
    ** Murder
    ** Kidnappings
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