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Fare dodger who tried to avoid paying for short train journey given big court bill

A young man who tried to avoid paying a train fare must fork out almost £500.


The case against Louis Gyamfi, of attempting to travel on the railway without paying, was proven in his absence at Birmingham Magistrates Court on Monday, February 5.

The 20-year-old had attempted to avoid paying for his journey between Tame Bridge Parkway and Birmingham New Street on August 15 last year.

Last Monday, the court issued a £220 fine and £4 compensation against him,.

Gyamfi, of Burford, Telford, must also pay £175 costs and an £88 surcharge.

In total he must pay £487.

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