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What action are the police proposing?
Is this part of a conditional caution?
No, it probably won't.
But the risk is that they will take action if you don't pay.
If you want to demand that you see the other quotes then you could refuse to pay the existing one unless they provide.
The risk you are running is that the police will just charge you son though.
In fairness, he is clearly responsible for this and you are responsible for him so the risks are high.
I'm very sorry but I have to give you truthful information.
Can I clarify anything for you?
Yes, I understand your concern.
The risk is that if you don't pay then they will charge him.
It depends upon how strongly you feel about this.
No particular offence in leaving a car unattended with an engine running. It is just stupid but then people are.
I think you have to take a risk management approach depending on the reactions of the police.
If you want to avoid him being charged at all costs and you can pay the sum quoted then I would just pay it and not take risks.
Generally speaking, the police don't like taking actions like this.
You do have a legal right to see the quotes - to the extent that you could refuse to pay, invite him to sue, wait until he does and then demand that the judge reviews the quotes to be satisfied it is an economical one.
In the meantime your son will probably be charged.
I doubt the police will do anything. I am amazed they are willing to deal with it in this way. It is not really what they do. It makes sense that it should be resolved in this way but it isn't normally an action of the police.
No, I agree.
Legal rights aren't really the issue here. The issue is risk management.
I fully agree.
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