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    • Although I am going to say now that it would make life a lot easier if you would simply go to the police and get your own reference number.  I understand that you are anxious about it, but really there is no reason to be and it should speed things up if the seller is reasonable with you
    • First of all, please will you avoid posting solid blocks of text. We need posts well spaced and punctuated because otherwise it becomes very difficult to read them especially on small screens such as telephones.  Please can you tell us who seller is. The value of the item and what it was.  My instinctive view is that this is the seller's responsibility as it seems that the delivery was not correctly carried out And it still belongs to them and so they are the victims of theft.  Please give us more information
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    • Hello, I live in a house with multiple flats and when Royal Mail brought my package they didn't ring anyone, just left my package in the open when public walks to/from the park. I never agreed to this. They already confirmed to the seller that package was left in the open and wasn't given to anyone. Now the seller wants me to report this to police and obtain a reference number. My concern and source of anxiety is talking to police. I never had to deal with police before in my life and after hearing many stories how even small issues like "not politically correct" posts on social media result in record to your name. I don't understand why seller can't obtain this reference number themselves. I've provided all details and was helpful, but seller insist that I must call police myself.  Is it true? Is it something I need to do myself. I would appreciate if anyone could give me some advice. I don't want to sound suspicious, but I really don't like the idea of dealing with police. If it any help, I bought my item on eBay. Thank you 
    • Also, don't forget that the claimant has already spent about 150 bringing the claim.  Even if you agree at 600  they will still have the 150 to deal with and frankly I don't think you should be responsible for that.  The best solution will be to have the case dismissed for lack of protocol and we will deal with that in the defence.  By including that in the defence, we avoid the need for an application notice and we avoid the need for an upfront fee which you might not get back.
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      The judge's reasoning is very useful and will certainly be helpful in any other cases relating to third-party rights where the customer has contracted with the courier company by using a broker.
      This is generally speaking the problem with using PackLink who are domiciled in Spain and very conveniently out of reach of the British justice system.

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EPC ANPR PCN - Overstay - Solent Retail Havant Car Park, PO9 1ND

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Ok you are in the clear. The PCN does not comply with the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 Schedule 4 for two reasons. The first is that in Section 9 [2][e]  says the PCN must "state that the creditor does not know both the name of the driver and a current address for service for the driver and invite the keeper—

(i)to pay the unpaid parking charges ".

It does not say that even though it continues correctly with blurb about the driver.

The other fault is that there is no parking period mentioned. Their ANPR cameras do show your arrival and departure times but as that at the very least includes driving from the entrance to the parking space then later leaving the parking space and driving to the exit. It also doesn't allow for finding a parking spot: manoeuvering into it avoiding parking on the lines: possibly having to stop to allow pedestrians/other cars to pass in front of you; returning the trolley after finishing shopping; loading children disabled people in and out of the car, etc etc. 

All of that could easily add five, ten or even 15 minutes to your time which the ANPR cameras cannot take into account. So even if it was only two hours free time you could  still have been within the  time since there is a MINIMUM of 15 minutes Grace period when you leave the car park.

However as they cannot even manage to get their PCN to comply with the Act you as keeper cannot be pursued. Only the driver is now liable and they do not know who was driving as you have not appealed and perhaps unwittingly given away who was driving.

So you do not owe them a penny. No need to appeal. Let them waste their money pursuing you . 

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I think Stockford Anderson are the land owners there. You could ring their London number 020 3443 8500 to confirm.

if so the CEO paul Anderson and his son Aaron are about to climb Mount Everest to raise money for Dementia UK. There have been a number of fatalities on the mountain recently though the CEO of Iceland did complete the UK Dementia challenge last week.

However the winds over Everest are going to increase in the next few days so anyone not on the way up at the moment are likely to be prevented from climbing.

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