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Could you explain the situation a little more?
I went out drinking on Tuesday night with some colleagues & left my vehicle in Leeds Station car-park (operated by Acpoa)... Then later returned to my car to pick up mh car keys & bag to take a taxi home. Apparently I passed out because I was later woken by the police & arrested and charged later with DIC. I plan to defend the case anyway as i had no intention of driving but wondered about the technicality of a public space vs a pay & display car-park
It is a public space.
This is because if it is an area that the public has access to, even if its private its a public space
If it had been a private grounds which excludes members of the public (ie say a stately home) then it would not be a public place
But somewhere where the public have access freely is a public space
I am sorry
OK... Has this been proven by case law? Because I'd suggest that the public could be restricted from this space should the operator choose?
Sadly yes, there is case law against you on this.
If you look in Wilkinsons on Road traffic offences, it is in there
This is the practice textbook
OK thanks for the advice I will take a look
I am sorry its not the answer you want and its certainly not the one I want to give you, but I have a duty to be honest
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?