formal allegation

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An indictment is merely a formal allegation that a defendant has committed a violation of federal criminal laws.
The two women went to a Hampshire police station yesterday to make a formal allegation which was then passed to the Metropolitan Police for further investigation.
The two women went to a Hampshire police station on Monday to make a formal allegation.
Police said no victim of a sex attack had come forward and no formal allegation of rape had been made
A WOMAN has made a formal allegation that she was attacked by the television presenter at the centre of the Ulrika Jonsson date rape mystery, it was disclosed yesterday.
Jenny and Sharon later left to travel back to their homes in Dorset, but stopped off at a police station in Hampshire where they made a formal allegation and gave written statements.
However police said yesterday that no victim had come forward and no formal allegation of rape had been made.
But a police spokesman said: "Unless a formal allegation is made we can't investigate.
As well as the trouble at Kingsholm, the past week has seen a Sale player accused of spitting and a formal allegation of foul play made against Northampton by London Irish.
The victim made a formal allegation to Merseyside Police on Thursday, October 8, and a full investigation is under way.
As a result no further police action is required and no formal allegation or complaint has been made.

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