Re: Legality of chaining Bicycles to footway apparatus


Peter Fox

Following on from Richard's message. . .
>Obstruction doesn't necessarily mean "complete blockage". It has been
>interpreted by the courts as "partial blockage".

Correct. But the nature of the obstruction has to be actual and not
purely theoretical. For example who/what and how obstructed is
necessary information.

Also 'inconvenience' is not necessarily obstruction. If you are making
legitimate use of the highway (even a protest - Lord Irvine ruled on
that matter) then that's a perfectly good defence.

PETER FOX Not the same since the poster business went to the wall
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