MAGISTRATES have fined a man more than £200 for boarding a train without a ticket.

Samuel Porter, of Douglas Way, Hythe, got on a train at Christchurch.

He was not in a designated compulsory ticket area but boarded the train to travel without a valid ticket.

It happened on November 26 last year.

Magistrates heard the case at Portsmouth Magistrates Court on June 23.

He was ordered him to pay a £220 fine, compensation of £3.70, a £34 surcharge, and £160 costs.

He must pay the balance of £417.70 by July 21.

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