The thing here is, i use the car in germany the majority of the time, where it is registered and insured, and in the uk during my studies (the car has only been here for 1 month).
If i register and insure the car over here in the UK, i need to re register it in germany again when im going back, and thats not how its supposed to work is it? (btw. the car is a company car and is fully insured - also here in the uk)
When he approached me at the car window, he didnt first state why he stopped me, but straight up asked me questions - and i was under the impression (from the last times i was stopped and questioned and everything turned out fine) that its just another regular control. But when i said that i have had that place for about 3 years now, i was automatically a uk resident. (even though the government website states that theres an exemption when im a student) I told him, just after that that when a UK Police officer asks me where i live he wants to know my uk adress, not my actual german one. I stated afterwards that im a german citizen and my primary adress is in germany, but i reside at the prior given adress during my studies in the uk. He wouldnt take it and said "you are telling me that AFTER i have asked you where you live and AFTER i have told you what im accusing you of, so i have to assume this is a straight up lie. I then continued to try explaining to him why i didnt say it in the first place, e.g. If im in another country, and a police officer stops me, and asks me where i LIVE (important to notice he didnt ask where i was FROM, that wouldve been more clarifying but then again, my licence plate gave that away) im going to tell him the adress i use in "his" country obviously, because thats something he can work with better than a foreign adress, and if requested or required, i would give away my adress in my home country to clarifiy that i live there.
And yes, i have recieved a fixed penalty fine, and when i find enough reasons to challenge that, i will. What costs are involved there?
He explicitly said that its not about the licence though, i have an EU licence and it doesnt matter which one i have. He said when someone is visiting the country, its okay to drive the car, but im an UK resident (which im 100% sure im not since im a student etc) so for me to drive the car i have to register it here. I have many friends with more exotic cars than mine, they get stopped almost every 3 days or so, show them insurance papers and its good, even though they "give away" their uk adress where they already reside for longer than a couple of years.