I assumed this happened when the salvage man took the car away - I have still got the red V5 docment. They sent me back my tax disc .
Thank you for your clear reply.
The only other thing that makes this a bit more complicated is that it is all in my sons name as he was the registered keeper - but he was away at university and so the post built up and now he is in the USA for 9 months. I handled all the details of the accident - it was a named driver who had the crash, not my son and as it is part of multi car policy I was able to deal with it all.
So can I deal with this plea on his behalf or do I need him to come back from the US?