Parking on Private Roads - 433/22

Date Responded 23 March 2022

Provision of information held by Northumbria Police made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the 'Act')

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You asked:

Is it illegal to park on a private road which is not owned by any of the residents?

(specifics of why you are asking has been removed to ensure your identity is not compromised )

In Response:

This is not something that can be answered by Northumbria Police.  You appear to be asking for legal advice about a specific scenario involving yourself which we cannot advise on under the Freedom of Information Act.  You may therefore consider seeking your own legal advice. 


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