Ok, you're clearly more qualified on the subject so I am in no place to disagree.Save that, as I said in my post, it quite possibly is.
The decision of the police not to arrest and investigate doesn't mean something ceases to be an offence under the law. This is what I have tried to explain on here many times. People just don't seem to grasp it. The police do not get to decide what is and is not an offence. That is primarily Parliament and thereafter the courts. The police only can decide what to direct their resources to and can only take advice from lawyers and/or the CPS on the strength of cases for prosecution.
The issue is with the poor Sods who were shamed in the Media.
What they were shamed for last year would go unpunishable this year.
So in my eyes they were shamed unnecessarily, thus making them entitled to compo?