A TRAIN user who produced a ticket when asked that had been refunded has been ordered to pay back more than £900.

Xander Helsby’s actions as a passenger on a train service from London to Warrington have seen his case brought before Warrington Magistrates’ Court recently.

The 26-year-old, of Golders Way, in the Golders Green area of north west London, journeyed to Warrington on July 7.

Upon arrival at Warrington Bank Quay from London Euston, he produced a ticket which had been refunded, therefore it was not valid for travel.

His details were obtained and he was advised the facts would be reported.

Following the incident, a letter was sent to the defendant requesting an explanation, and as there was no response, a fixed penalty notice was then sent. This remains unpaid.

The fare avoided is £171.30, and compensation of this amount was claimed together with a sum of money. towards the prosecution costs.

The case was found proven in his absence and Helsby was ordered to pay a total of £937.30.

This is broken down into a fine of £440, compensation of £171.30, statutory surcharge to fund victim services of £176 and court costs of £150.