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(1)In this Part—
“public place” means any place to which the public have access at the material time (whether on payment of a fee or otherwise); and includes—
the doorways or entrances of premises abutting on any such place;
a road (as defined in section 151(1) of the Roads (Scotland) Act 1984 (c. 54));
any common passage, close, court, stair or yard pertinent to any tenement or group of separately owned houses; and
any place to which the public do not have access but to which persons have unlawfully gained access; and
“relevant locality” has the meaning given by section 19(1)(a).
(2)In this Part, any reference to the presence or behaviour of a group of persons includes a reference to the presence or behaviour of any one or more of the persons in the group.
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