A MAN who tried to dodge paying a £4.70 train fare has been ordered to pay more than £400.

Andrew Downward, 27, of Ruskin Road, Eastleigh, was caught at Southampton Central railway station on December 16 last year.

At Portsmouth Magistrates' Court he was found guilty in his absence.

Magistrates ordered him to pay £4.70 compensation, a £220 fine and £160 costs.

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He was prosecuted by South Western Railway.

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