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Reading Magistrates' Court: Thatcham man is rail cheat

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A MAN has been landed with a £440 bill – for trying to cheat on a £7.30 rail fare.

Kyle Louis was due to answer the charge at Reading Magistrates' Court on Friday, June 10.

But the 26-year-old, of Hussars Drive, Thatcham, did not turn up.

GWR (57372761)
GWR (57372761)

The case nevertheless proceeded in his absence and was found proved.

Specifically, Mr Louis was convicted of travelling on a Great Western Railway (GWR) service at Reading West on Wednesday, January 26, without having paid his £7.30 fare and with the intention of evading it.

He was fined £220.

In addition, Mr Louis was ordered to pay £180 costs, plus a statutory victim services surcharge of £34.

Finally, Mr Louis was required to pay £7.30 to GWR in compensation for the lost fare.

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