Accidentally scratching parked car

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I'm a new driver and I accidentally scratched a parked car, near their left wheel. There were no dents I don't think.
It was in a leisure centre car park and so I gave all my details at the reception such as my number plate, number to contact me etc, on a note and I also took a photo of the damage I caused.
They gave an announcement on the speakers for the owner of the car to come so they could get my details.

However, they drove off and never went to the desk anyway. The wing mirror on the side which was scratched was clipped in due to the collision so I'm not sure how they did not notice and immediately go back into the reception if that makes sense?

Will I get into more trouble for not leaving a physical note on the car? I was told by the staff at the leisure centre to give my details at the desk and I'm unsure as to whether I have to tell anyone else about this because currently it seems as though they aren't going to contact me?

I'm very worried so any advice/experience/reassurance would be appreciated
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(Original post by fntasi)
I'm a new driver and I accidentally scratched a parked car, near their left wheel. There were no dents I don't think.
It was in a leisure centre car park and so I gave all my details at the reception such as my number plate, number to contact me etc, on a note and I also took a photo of the damage I caused.
They gave an announcement on the speakers for the owner of the car to come so they could get my details.

However, they drove off and never went to the desk anyway. The wing mirror on the side which was scratched was clipped in due to the collision so I'm not sure how they did not notice and immediately go back into the reception if that makes sense?

Will I get into more trouble for not leaving a physical note on the car? I was told by the staff at the leisure centre to give my details at the desk and I'm unsure as to whether I have to tell anyone else about this because currently it seems as though they aren't going to contact me?

I'm very worried so any advice/experience/reassurance would be appreciated
You should call 101 and leave your details - I'd guess it's unlikely anything will come of this.
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You should call 101 and leave your details - I'd guess it's unlikely anything will come of this.
Thanks
Will the police only do something if the owner of the car contacts them?
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Will the police only do something if the owner of the car contacts them?
Yes.
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Yes.
Thanks again
Just hoping that if they end up wanting to find the source of it that they ask the leisure centre for CCTV so that they can see I've given all my details already Lesson has definitely been learnt!
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Sorry but you're going to jail
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