Man dodged train fares

Date: Friday 22nd June 2018

AN Appleby man who repeatedly dodged paying train fares to Carlisle has been fined more than £100.

Steven Dance (31), Bridge Street, was charged with five offences of travelling on the railway without paying his fare on dates between November and January.

His case was dealt with at Carlisle Magistrates’ Court. Dance did not attend but pleaded guilty by letter.

He was fined £136 and ordered to pay a £30 victim surcharge and £100 court costs. He must pay compensation totalling £56.40, for the cost of fares he skipped.