I don’t have a wifey but I do need things to be discreet. I am just concerned that someone might get physically hurt by these people and if I thought I could tell the police without it causing me to much grief then I would. I live in a small rural community and don’t want everyone knowing what I sometimes get up to!
Ok the likely scenario is, you inform the local plod they will take your statement.
Then visit the alleged offender/s who will no doubt deny any such offence took place.
So if you are hoping to get your money back or that they get prosecuted you'll probably be out of luck.
The best you can hope for is they might be on the local plods radar in future.
In the unlikely event that CPS decide to prosecute with severe lack of evidence there will be a court case, most likely magistrates where you will have to give evidence as a witness if the defendant pleads not guilty. Which could lead to the case being heard in crown court. There will be journalists in court in either event, need I say more?