A HEREFORDSHIRE fare dodger has been ordered to pay hundreds of pounds after failing to buy an £11.20 train ticket.

Jessica Barter was proven guilty in her absence of one count of boarding a train in a non-compulsory ticket area without a valid ticket by magistrates at Solihull Magistrates Court in December.


The court heard that the 22-year-old, who was not present at the hearing, had entered a Cross Country train for the purpose of travelling between Worcester Shrub Hill and Cheltenham Spa stations without having a valid ticket entitling her to travel on March 15, contrary to railway byelaws.

Barter, who is of The Southend in Ledbury, Herefordshire, was fined £220 for the offence and ordered to pay compensation of £11.20 to Cross Country Trains.

She must also pay prosecution costs of £150 and a £34 victim surcharge, which is used to help fund services supporting victims of crime.

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