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I would be grateful if you could confirm if the council has issued a fixed penalty notice? Kind regards
Ok, the council are investigating at the moment. This means that the Council haven't decided whether they will be charging you with an offence.
It would be advisable to get in touch with the council as soon as possible. I presume you would be looking to defend if you are charged. The simplest defence would be that it has been committed by someone else but this means telling the council it was your friend. If there is any CCTV in the area this may assist.
They would probably charge your friend or investigate the claim against them.
If you deny any knowledge the council would simply continue the investigation and decide whether to charge you. This would probably be weaker to argue as it is your letter they have found.