A police officer in Bromley has not being paying his train fares.

PC Benjamin Cassar, 24, part of the Met's Roads and Transport Policing Command based at Bromley, admitted the offences yesterday (September 26) at Westminster Magistrates' Court.

The court heard between Wednesday, April 5 and Thursday, April 20, PC Cassar made seven train journeys between Maidstone East and Bromley South without paying for his fare.

He was fined a total of £1,800 and ordered to pay costs of £85, a victim surcharge of £120 and £101.60 compensation to the rail company.

PC Cassar was not eligible for free transport as he joined the Met after the ATOC (Association of Train Operating Companies) scheme was withdrawn for new officers.

The Met’s Directorate of Professional Standards launched an investigation after the offences came to light when someone reported his activities.

He was found to have avoided paying for his ticket once and enquiries revealed a further six instances of fare evasion.

Now criminal matters have concluded misconduct matters will be considered.