This is a complicated question. When you report a sexual assault, the police should believe what you say and take detailed information from you. They will investigate this. Unfortunately in cases where there is no evidence the police or the Crown Prosecution Service may decide not to continue with the investigation. However, this does not mean that you are not believed. Whether a case goes to court or not you should still be referred to appropriate support agencies who can help you overcome the traumatic impacts of having been assaulted.