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    • AlphaCentauri
    • By AlphaCentauri 13th Feb 18, 11:15 AM
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    Process for getting CCTV footage
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    • 13th Feb 18, 11:15 AM
    Process for getting CCTV footage 13th Feb 18 at 11:15 AM
    Hi, my vehicle was parked inside a company's car park. I returned to the vehicle to see some damage was done to it. I'm certain the damage happened at the location.

    I requested CCTV footage from the company to see who had damaged the vehicle and was told by the company I needed to get a police reference number, which I did and gave it to them.

    Now, some time later, I enquired about the progress of their investigation the company said "their policy is that the police needs to acquire the CCTV footage directly from the company."

    Does this sound like correct procedure or is this normal in the case of collisions? Thanks.
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    • neilmcl
    • By neilmcl 13th Feb 18, 11:25 AM
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    • 13th Feb 18, 11:25 AM
    It sounds reasonable to me. At the end of the day you have no right to their CCTV so they can institute any procedure they so wish.
    • AlphaCentauri
    • By AlphaCentauri 13th Feb 18, 11:43 AM
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    • 13th Feb 18, 11:43 AM
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    • 13th Feb 18, 11:43 AM
    It sounds reasonable to me. At the end of the day you have no right to their CCTV so they can institute any procedure they so wish.
    So you're saying the company have no obligation towards you or your property if you're in their premises? I don't know the law on this exactly (why I'm posting) but it doesn't sound reasonable to me.
    • bigisi
    • By bigisi 13th Feb 18, 11:48 AM
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    • 13th Feb 18, 11:48 AM
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    • 13th Feb 18, 11:48 AM
    So you're saying the company have no obligation towards you or your property if you're in their premises? I don't know the law on this exactly (why I'm posting) but it doesn't sound reasonable to me.
    Originally posted by AlphaCentauri
    Sounds perfectly reasonable to me. The CCTV is there to protect their interests, not yours.
    • AlphaCentauri
    • By AlphaCentauri 13th Feb 18, 11:54 AM
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    • 13th Feb 18, 11:54 AM
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    • 13th Feb 18, 11:54 AM
    Ah, the power of privatisation!
    • AlphaCentauri
    • By AlphaCentauri 13th Feb 18, 11:56 AM
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    • 13th Feb 18, 11:56 AM
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    • 13th Feb 18, 11:56 AM
    OK, so what happens when I ask the police to ask them?
    • Aylesbury Duck
    • By Aylesbury Duck 13th Feb 18, 12:00 PM
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    • 13th Feb 18, 12:00 PM
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    • 13th Feb 18, 12:00 PM
    Ah, the power of privatisation!
    Originally posted by AlphaCentauri
    What’s privatisation got to do with it?
    • AlphaCentauri
    • By AlphaCentauri 13th Feb 18, 12:01 PM
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    • 13th Feb 18, 12:01 PM
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    • 13th Feb 18, 12:01 PM
    So what happens when I ask the police to ask them?
    • Aylesbury Duck
    • By Aylesbury Duck 13th Feb 18, 12:03 PM
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    • 13th Feb 18, 12:03 PM
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    • 13th Feb 18, 12:03 PM
    The police will decide whether it!!!8217;s worth their time and effort pursuing what to them is a trivial matter on (presumably) private land.
    • David Aston
    • By David Aston 13th Feb 18, 12:03 PM
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    "OK, so what happens when I ask the police to ask them?"

    Please ask the police, and then let us know what they say.
    • AlphaCentauri
    • By AlphaCentauri 13th Feb 18, 12:04 PM
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    Come on! You guys are obviously so clued up on this stuff and so swift with your smartass comments to put me down, you must surely know the law here!
    • AlphaCentauri
    • By AlphaCentauri 13th Feb 18, 12:06 PM
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    "OK, so what happens when I ask the police to ask them?"

    Please ask the police, and then let us know what they say.
    So you're saying you don't know? Then why are you commenting on the thread?

    I know that I don't know...which is why I started the thread.

    Question is, what is your motivation behind commenting?
    • AndyMc.....
    • By AndyMc..... 13th Feb 18, 12:07 PM
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    Come on! You guys are obviously so clued up on this stuff and so swift with your smartass comments to put me down, you must surely know the law here!
    Originally posted by AlphaCentauri
    So are we talking criminal damage or an accident?

    Is it private property or a public place?

    Or are you going to drip feed the information?
    • David Aston
    • By David Aston 13th Feb 18, 12:08 PM
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    Aylesbury
    do you see the 8217s appearing in your posts before you submit them?
    • David Aston
    • By David Aston 13th Feb 18, 12:09 PM
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    Alpha, my motivation is that I'd like to know the answer, and you seem a lot closer to making an enquiry than I am.
    • AndyMc.....
    • By AndyMc..... 13th Feb 18, 12:10 PM
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    do you see the 8217s appearing in your posts before you submit them?
    Originally posted by David Aston
    No, he doesn’t.

    Try it yourself and you’ll see.
    • Aylesbury Duck
    • By Aylesbury Duck 13th Feb 18, 12:10 PM
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    do you see the 8217s appearing in your posts before you submit them?
    Originally posted by David Aston
    No, they only appear after submission.
    • AlphaCentauri
    • By AlphaCentauri 13th Feb 18, 12:11 PM
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    So are we talking criminal damage or an accident?

    Is it private property or a public place?
    Haven't I already answered those questions?

    Does it make any difference if the damage is from another vehicle or is criminal from the perspective of requesting the CCTV?

    It's the car park of a company...
    • David Aston
    • By David Aston 13th Feb 18, 12:12 PM
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    How do I get them in Andy?
    • Aylesbury Duck
    • By Aylesbury Duck 13th Feb 18, 12:14 PM
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    Haven't I already answered those questions?

    Does it make any difference if the damage is from another vehicle or is criminal from the perspective of requesting the CCTV?

    It's the car park of a company...
    Originally posted by AlphaCentauri

    If you are dealing with the police as you are with people on here, you are going to have some fun times ahead.
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