I have been asked to pay a Fixed Penalty Notice fine of £90 or go to court.
A I understand that your view is that saying I had an urgent need to pee due to a medical condition would not be well received, also
B The situation was aggravated by my exposing myself, which could not reasonably be attributed to a medical condition.
Because of A and B above it does not seem like a good idea to go to court. Is that what you think?
2 I wrote out a statement, for my own use, explaining what happened, drawing attention to the facts that
a I felt I had taken the least worst course of action (i.e. Peeing in a waste bin rather than on a seat or the floor) and,
b I had to pee due to a medical condition
c I had gone to great lengths to ensure I did not expose myself (although this was insufficient, it seems, in the event
Should I read this to the police and ask for its contents to be reorded against the FPN record?
3 Should I take a solicitor with me or is that overkill now?
4 I would like to send an apology to the ladies involved (through the police). Is this a good idea now that I know what the police propose?
5 On the British Transport Police web-site it says that they will keep a record for "administrative purposes" and take the FPN into account if something happens again. I assume that is reasonable and I should not complain about it. What do you think?
6 Also on the web-site it says that
i) the FPN will not be recorded on the Police National Computer
ii) it would not be cited in a DBS (ex CRB) check
iii) that I would not have a criminal record as a result.
Is this what you understand?