A train journey with a £10.40 fare ended up costing an Erith man more than £300 in court.

Magistrates heard on Wednesday, January 19, 2022 that Bradley Snapes travelled beyond the distance he paid for on railway for between Greenhithe and London Charing Cross on October 1, 2020.

The fare would have cost £10.40 but the 24-year-old "wilfully proceeded" by train beyond the distance paid for "without previously paying the additional fare for the additional distance" and "with intent to avoid payment".

The case was proved in his absence at Bexley Magistrates' Court.

Snapes, of Page Crescent in Erith, was fined £220, ordered to pay £10.40 compensation, £60 in court costs and £34 to fund victim services which brought the total he has to pay up to £324.40.

This must be paid by February 16.

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