I am not sure, the accountants quite often post things to our offices, which is in the country and they get lost, I cannot prove whether they sent it and it didn't arrive, but we never got it. So I wrote o the police explaining that we as a company never received the original NIP. In our letter we asked for the photographic evidence and the original NIP, in the hope of identifying the driver. The Police sent the photographic evidence but not the original NIP. We had to write again for the NIP. The photographic evidence does not identify the driver as it is taken from the rear. The NIP copy notice they have sent clearly states it was dated 28 November 2013, the offence was 2nd November 2013.
I have written to say we cannot identify the driver, having taken reasonable steps, and they have written saying it is being listed for court, for magistrates to decide.
Can you explain what is "bad news"?
There is no 2nd NIP, just a copy of the original one issued.
Our letter said "we have spent time investigating the matter and have taken all reasonable steps to try to identify the driver of the vehicle on the 2nd November 2013, but unfortunately are not able to do so."
Steps as we see it are:
1. Getting a copy of the NIP, to check dates times etc.
2. Asking for photographic evidence to try to identify the driver at the time.
3. Being a Saturday, it would be one of two people and neither can remember who was driving genuinely.
We have answered the police truthfully.
What is S172? Is this to supply the name of driver driving at the time? If so we aren't sure who it was, I could give both names if this would help?
I haven't received the summons yet, just a letter saying it is being passed to the issuing officer for onwards transmission to the court.
Thanks for the reply, you are correct I have misunderstood what was required.
I have looked at diary and calendars, but it was a Saturday not a working day! So business wise these are not helpful, hence it had to be one of two drivers.
Do I just write a letter with these words on then and nothing else, and as you say staple it to the NIP:-
“The driver of this vehicle was eitherA (name and address)OrB (name address)"