You have two options. It sounds like the letter is to make you fear going to the police and reporting his attack on you. You still have a right to report the incident, The police will decide whether or not to arrest him. If you choose not to file a complaint with the police, you need to cease contact with your ex because it is clear to me that he is seeking to have you arrested to protect himself.
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You can try to file a complaint with the police or you can forget him and move on.
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The lawyers letter is more of a bark than a bite. You can always report the incident to the police though it's doubtful they would do anything at this point. If you feel that you are being harassed you can try to get an order of protection from family court.
Cease contact with him as requested.
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The lawyers letter is meaningless BUT just stay away from him and request he do the same.
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