A COMMUTER has been ordered to pay almost £500 after failing to pay for a £10 train ticket.

Jason Johnson, of Hampshire Avenue, Slough, travelled between Liverpool Street and Stansted Airport Stations on March 21 this year.

However, the 34-year-old did not have a valid train ticket for the journey entitling him to travel. The ticket price was £10.80. 

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He was charged under the Railways Act 2005 and at Barkingside Magistrates Court on October 27 he was found guilty.

Johnson was fined £220 for the offence. He was also ordered to pay the ticket price in compensation, £175 in court costs and a victim surcharge of £88.

The total amount to pay is £493 by the end of November.