I was out with some friends whereby I was subject to very grotesque homphobic comments.
I asked the party of people involved to keep their opinions to themselves and this escalated into an arguement and I swore at them. The argument then escalated into one of the party trying to hit me and knock my phone out of my hand (i did not react) and he was pulled away.
I was with no work people, no business name etc but everything has been caught on camera and there was about 20 people in the pub to witness.
I have been reading on the ICAEW disciplinary forum that an accountant received a £9,500 fine and reprimand because he swore at someone in public under breach of professional behaviour.
Now I am worried that if i persue this with the police (which i am being told i should do) then a complaint will be brought against me (i assume if he finds out im an accountant and files a complaint) or would i have to report what i have done anyway? Just because i swore at him in reaction to his comments when he subsequently told me his comments were fine.