Right chaps, any legal eagles out there, Here is a post on another web forum but im intrigued to the answer too: i've just had my lovely black metallic paintwork scratched for the 3rd time in as many weeks on my previously unblemished 18 month old car doors - along with the obligatory small dents, whilst parked in the visitors section of the private carpark for my block of flats. Its got me wondering - does this count as a criminal matter - e.g. criminal damage, as the person is reckless as to cause damage to my car by allowing their door to swing open out of control; or is it classed as an rtc - and being as the person who caused it is never still there, a fail to stop at that?! or is it neither?! obviously to do something about it i'd either have to catch them in the act or they'd have to be decent enough to leave their details for me - but i'm a bit lost as to which route i'd have to follow if i ever did! My presumtion is it's on Private Property so it's a civil matter. Any takers??