The OP posted
"I think this has been discussed before, but advice is needed. I parked in a Tesco supermarket in a disabled bay. I did not display my disabled badge, and got a penalty notice."
I said you can park in Tesco being disabled and having no blue badge to display,
here is my proof
But she says she has been off work for two years following a serious back operation - and her employer classes her as disabled.
When she used a disabled parking space at the store, the was given a hefty fine.
A Tesco spokesman has apologised for what the supermarket sees as an error in its processes, and said the fine has been cancelled.
Maggi says she does not have a disabled badge because she is determined to get better following a back operation two years ago after sustaining a herniated disc.
What did Tesco say in response
A spokesman for Tesco said: “We have controls in place at our stores to prevent misuse of disabled parking spaces so that they are kept available for customers who need them.
"In this case, the parking charge notice was issued in error and has already been cancelled.
"We are sorry to Ms Mottishaw for any upset or confusion that was caused by this mistake and hope to welcome her back to our Yeovil Extra store soon.”
Supermarkets have recently cracked down on people who park in bays for disabled peoplewww.somersetlive.co.uk
Edit, beware if you park in a disabled space and you are not disabled they have
every right to fine you, along with every other rule concerning their car parks
That‘s not legislation or tort, its a media post and can hardly be considered proof.
Of course its not against the law to park in a disabled bay, on private land, without a blue badge. To suggest its criminal is ludicrous. However, f the terms and conditions for parking in a disabled bay, on private land, require you to display a blue badge as proof of eligibility, it is entirely reasonable. If you act contrary to those terms and conditions then you are in breach of contract - CONTRACT LAW. You are also trespassing - TORT OF TRESPASS.
You are trying to bend the law to suit you best.