A WOMAN has been ordered to pay almost 10 times the price of a train ticket which she failed to buy.

Amber Ann Maria Knight, of Charles Road in Durrington, broke a railway bye-law as she was caught without a valid ticket at Bristol Temple Meads on February 23.

The 18-year-old could not produce the £27.50 First Great Western ticket for inspection when she was stopped outside of the designated compulsory ticket area.

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Knight was proven guilty in her absence at Bristol Magistrates' Court on Monday, June 24.

Bristol Magistrates' Court.Bristol Magistrates' Court.

Magistrates fined her £40 and ordered for further court costs of £180 and a surcharge to fund victim services of £16.

Knight must also pay £27.50 compensation to First Great Western, totalling her bill to £263.50.