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May we have the background details and the timescale and the amount of money involved here please? As much background detail as possible would be helpful. Thanks.
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I know that this is a strange question but is this a good friend whom you have met in person?
I ask because the situation you describe is not realistic in the Uk and is similar to stories used to scam people on the internet.
If your friend had been issued with a Penalty Fine Notice he would have 28 days in which to pay it.
If he does not believe that the fine is justified he can ask for the matter to go to court - which will be in a few weeks.
If he fails to pay the fine after 28 days he will face a bigger fine.
Cheques clear within 10 days at most.
Please ask if you need further details