Thank you for the question. So long as there is insurance on the car and the person who is insured is there to release the car then you would be able to have the car released under that matter. However, if you are getting conflicting stories the best thing to do is speak with the garage who have the car. They have to inform the police that they are satisfied that the release is lawful. Therefore if they are happy to release the car to you with insurance under your name then you would not be liable if this was incorrect (which I don't see it would be). If the garage are satisfied with your name on the insurance then they can lawfully release the car to you.
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