My number plate has been cloned - what steps should I take to sort this out?

I returned home from work to a letter from a PCSO advising that my car had been recorded as travelling at 39 mph in a 30 mph area. As the car make and model was likely to have been supplied by Swansea, they would only have needed the VRN to create a seemingly water-tight case. Fortunately, no-one else drives my car, and I worked this particular day and recorded time, some 30 miles away and with witnesses. It seems a case of plate cloning. What is the best course of action, as, obviously, I do not want someone driving around in what is probably an untaxed, uninsured vehicle causing mayhem? Is the answer a new VRN?

Asked on 14 July 2017 by Michael

Answered by Honest John
Yes. However, you should report to your local police that someone is driving around with your registration cloned to their car so that a tag can be put into the ANPR system. Once you have changed your plate you won't fall into that trap.
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