They will do that if you press them, esp if you quote chap and verse.
So then you're back to square 1.
And yes, if the court directs them after your magistrate's complaint, then I'm sure they'll help you.
But it doesn't change the fact that it's not a seizable offence, and without a warrant of arrest, there's nothing they can do.
Here we're talking broken specs. Have you heard about people with broken teeth after fights? Same story, isn't it. Not seizable, so can't help.
Are broken teeth more serious than broken specs?