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No, not automatically.
In fact, they wouldn't disclose it.
Why are you involved in this?
Surely it is her claim?
When you say 'we', you have left this to her?
This is nothing to do with you. Do not expose yourself to risk of costs. I'm sure she is perfectly capable.
You haven't yourself asked the police for CCTV?
If you have done this already then we will have to manage the risks but if you have not then please do not.
I do understand.
Have you yourself
1 Issued in your own name
2 Asked the police for CCTV or otherwise complained?
I presume she is the registered keeper of the car?
On no account make a complaint.
But you have already issued in your own name? I suppose as part of a joint claim?
Ok. Don't get involved in this. This is her claim and for her to sort out.
Certainly do not on any account complain to the police. All that will do is turn their sympathy against you and you will suffer not her. Probably there is no basis for a complaint anyway as they don't drop things lightly. Actually it is easier for officers and better for their statistics to prosecute.
In relation to the CCTV, they won't disclose it. There are lots of reasons for it.
They won't disclose it for the asking.
The only way to get access to it maybe is for her to seek an order from the county court forcing disclosure.
That would only be possible if she is bringing a claim for the value of the damage and the Judge is of the view that it may be probative.
It is difficult to tell what would happen there. I think a Judge would probably conclude there is no point because the police have inspected it and decided it doesn't identify the neighbour.
The reality is that even with the lower standard of proof, if the identification is weak then it is weak.
If you are suing for harassment though then you could try to get an order in the course of that claim.
But leave that to her. It is important you don't expose yourself to costs of a claim that is not yours.
Can I clarify anything for you?
Does it show her doing anything to the car?
If not, it would seem to exculpate her.
So does the CCTV show her doing anything to the car?
i don't think it particularly matters whether it shows a key or other object. It doesn't much better what was used really.
The problem here is that it doesn't seem to record her committing the offence because of the obstructions.
I realise the circumstances give rise to an inference but no more than that.
No problem. All the best.