A HEREFORD train fare-dodger has been ordered to pay hundreds of pounds after failing to buy a train ticket.

Ako Rasoul was convicted of travelling on a South West Trains service without paying the fare by magistrates at Barkingside Magistrates’ Court in north west London earlier this month

The ticket he should have bought cost £39.90, according to South West Trains.


The court heard that the 25-year-old had travelled on a railway without having paid his fare and with intent to avoid payment in Andover, Hampshire, on August 10 last year, which is a criminal offence.

Rasoul, who is of Barrs Court Road in Hereford, was fined £220 for the offence and ordered to pay compensation of £39.90, which was the price of ticket.

He must also pay prosecution costs of £180 and an £88 victim surcharge, which is used to fund services supporting victims of crime.