An ALDERHOLT man was handed a hefty court bill of more than £400 after travelling on a train without a valid ticket.

James Wood, aged 31, of Broomfield Drive, was sentenced by Portsmouth Magistrates’ Court on April 26.

Court documents state that the offence took place on November 30 last year in Salisbury.

The defendant, not being in a designated compulsory ticket area, entered a train for the purpose of travelling without having a valid ticket entitling him to travel.

He was fined £220 and ordered to pay compensation of £38.60, in addition to a surcharge of £34 and costs of £160 – bringing the total to £452.60.

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