A HEREFORDSHIRE woman has been ordered to pay hundreds of pounds after failing to buy a train ticket.

Jasmine Roland was proven guilty in her absence by magistrates in North Somerset.

The court heard the 29-year-old had travelled on a train in Taunton without paying her fare of £26.55 with intent to avoid payment on January 5.

Roland, of Market Place, Ross-on-Wye, was fined £440 and must pay costs of £180, compensation of £26.55, and a £44 victim surcharge.