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What would you like to know about this today please?Alex
Yes of course. I asked: What would you like to know about this today please?
What is it you want to achieve ?
How much was the deposit?
Just to confirm the Police have just said this is a civil matter and wont take any action?
Well he would have an interest in the vehicle by paying a deposit. The police are correct though, this is a civil matter.
They can't judge one side or another and its up to a court ( civil) to decide who is right and who is wrong.
If he has the car they will maintain the status quo.
But you would need to seek a court order for the return of the vehicle if he has it, that is what you need to do.
The police won't get it for you as its a civil matter which means you need a civil court order.
I am sorry if this is not necessarily the answer you want and certainly not the one I want to give you, but I have a duty to be honest.
Can I clairfy anything for you about this today please?
Yes and I understand the frustration. But the issue if you only believe he has no intention, that is not Enough for a prosecution.
The police would have to show that, beyond doubt, he had no intention. Sadly you need a civil order for the car to be given back.
Does that clairfy ? Alex
They have a choice, but where there is evidence of a dispute they will say its a civil matter and to be decided by a Court.
Therefore it is within their discretion.
Does that clarify? Alex
Police and Criminal Evidence Act. They can chose whether they want to or not.
There is no law that says they MUST act. The Courts have ruled the Police have no duty to members of the public
They do NOT have a duty - case law has shown this. I am sorry.
Sleep well too - thank you very much. Alex