I had been away on holiday when I learnt that a very old friend that I had known since 1980 had been found dead in his bed by his partner in Bucks. I flew into Gatwick on Mon 10th March, drove to Milton Keynes and checked into Holiday Inn, and arranged to meet his partner on Tuesday 11th for supper and sympathy. I had taken her home to and was returning to my hotel when I was stopped and detained by the police.
Thank you for your advice. I should have said that I actually live in Devon, not that that alters anything, but I was not planning to drive to court anyway. I am in the process of listing reasons why I was in Bucks and the impact a ban will have on my life, but I am not expecting this to make any difference to the outcome! A solicitor would have given me some confidence but at some cost!! Thank you again.