It does look like there was an illuminated bollard there once so that is somehting to explore further but I would do a search for this at the council highways dept informally before going after anyone for money but that gets you to a 50/50 clai at best.
Years ago my brother reversed into a lamppost in a driveway that wasnt there when he parked the night before and despite the council placing the lamppost in the wrong place on private land he still had to pay for the damage to their property and the fight them for the damage to his car ( and his friend Bob having to go after them for damaging his driveway!). What seems simple often isnt.
my reading of this is that the car had a marker on it for the previous owner using a stolen credit card for other fraud purposes, not that he bought the car with a stolen credit card. If one assumes that the person you bought it from had possession of it for more than a day or so then it would have flagged up on any database.
this makes the seizure as explained an abuse of authority so you need to dig deeper into this and determine what exactly was the reason it was seized and under what powers was it executed.
If it was indeed bought with a stolen credit card then yes, it will go back to its lawful owner and you will have to sue the person who sold it to you. His prosecution for fraud and theft is separate from this action
I've attached a couple of images of the site that I've obtained from Google street view (dated May 2019). The signage on the entrance to the car park is very high, and at a distance where if I were close enough to read it in the car, I would not actually be able to see it.
why do you think you need to fold and cough up?
can you put back up the scans of the CCA return please
make sure you remove all ID 1st this time please
leave IN dates and amounts.
if their docs are lacking and by the time mediation actually happens [till then you agree] are still lacking you'll refuse mediation anyway .
Don't touch them owe me £500 since January 2019 make excuse after excuse. Seem they always have software problems sending money out. Keep saying they will call back or email nothing been chasing it now for 6 mths the phone staff always have the same banter we will chase it up and get back to you then nothing!