A HEREFORDSHIRE fare dodger has been ordered by a court to pay hundreds of pounds after getting on a train without a ticket.

Lisa Marie Smith was proven guilty of one count of boarding a train in a non-compulsory ticket area without a valid ticket, contrary to railway bye-law, by magistrates in Bristol last month.

The court heard from the prosecutor that the 35-year-old had entered a First Great Western train for the purpose of travelling at Bristol Parkway station on January 16.


But, the magistrates heard, Smith, of Etnam Street, Leominster, was fined £220 for the offence and ordered to pay compensation of £134 to First Great Western.

She was also ordered to pay prosecution costs of £180 and an £88 victim surcharge, which is used to help find services supporting victims of crime.

She did not attend the hearing in person and was not represented by a solicitor.