Thank you. They are trying it on. Write to them and tell them that as the alleged incident (it is not an offence) took place prior to the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012, this parking charge is only enforceable against the driver and not the registered keeper.
Tell them to contact the driver but don’t tell them who the driver was!
If the alleged incident is 6 years ago, you can also tell them that their claim is statute barred under the Limitation Act 1980 and hence, they are out of time to enforce this.
If they are not out of time yet, but will be in a couple of weeks, you might want to acknowledge the letter and tell them that you are investigating and that you will get back to them in due course and then write to them after the six year period ends.
I think they are indeed hoping that some mud will stick.
Can I clarify anything else for you?
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