Q. Okay, in your evidence you say, I think you said, 10 to 12 metres away. In the notebook that the constable read out in the conversation in the back of the patrol car, you said, “Only a few metres away”?
A. Which could constitute 10 to 12 metres.
Q. Or it could constitute from me to you, which she said in evidence, and you admit to saying hello?
A. To the dog.
Q. And now you say that was to the dog, not directed at her?
A. She might construe it as being directly to her.
Q. And you made no attempt to cover your private parts with your hand?
A. Um, not until I’d realised that there was a female figure up to my left on, on, on a upper track. By that time it was, um, what would have been seen would have been very minimal from a side-on perspective.
I think Pointon violated a fundamental law… of running: Don’t say hello to a strange dog while naked.