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You still need to attend at the chosen police station to show your driving documents.  You should ask to speak to the Ticket Enforcement Section (name may vary from force to force) and see if they are willing to grant an extension.

Extensions are discretionary and it will be up to each Force as to whether they are granted or not.

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