He will probably receive a summons in the post.
All I was saying is how the process now works in some areas, i.e the officers now pass the offences to an office who decide on the course action. This is even the case clearly stated here by the op i.e he said he will write his report in my favour for the officer dealing.
So someone other then that that officer will be dealing and decide on the action.
You clearly know more than me.
I think I will leave it here and bid you all farewell.
All the best.
There is no need for that, really, it's not always easy to write out what you mean, all the time. It's quite easy for misunderstandings, it's happened before and will happen again, now, as you were.
The problem is that Santa does not always know everything about the subject.
So it is a bit hard to take sarcasm from him when all I am doing is is giving the facts.
I make no such claim. I do, however, look stuff up, and use what small skills I have to pass correct information on.
In his post, the OP said - "The police officer said he should be giving a fixed noticed and this was an 'absolute crime' but he just cautioned us and said he's referring it to the prosecution office." My difficulty is the use of the word - caution. It seems to me that if he was given a caution, then that might be the end of the matter. However, if he is being reported, then he will certainly get a letter, but that may either be a NIP, or a stern warning not to do it again (Usually from the Chief Constable.)
You don't get a NIP for insurance offences. The officer will have given the standard caution - you do not have to say anything..... - once he decided there was evidence of an offence and to protect the OP as required by the courts.
Insurance offences are classed as 'absolute' because it is seen as a black or white situation i.e. either you have or you do not have insurance.
So when the officer gives a caution, this is indicating his suspicion an offence has been committed and then he will forward his report to a supervisor (in W. Yorks a sergeant who decides whether to continue the process or not) for a decision to pass for prosecution.
In Lincolnshire for many years road traffic offences, not requiring a NIP, were not required to have the caution given to drivers and this was accepted by the courts.
Hometune is right and I am wrong - sorry.
I don't know why a pit verbal nip.
I should have put verbal caution.
There would be no need for a nip as they have the drivers details from stopping with him.