A BOURNEMOUTH man has been fined several hundred pounds after travelling on a train without paying the fare.

Lloyd Gordon Hamilton, 49, was alleged to have used a Great Western Railway service at Bristol Temple Meads on October 12, 2020, having not paid the £75.45 ticket and with intent to avoid paying it.

Hamilton did not attend a hearing at Bristol Magistrates' Court on April 19 and the case was proved in his absence.

The bench issued the defendant, whose address was given as Frances Road, Bournemouth, a £440 fine.

He was also ordered to pay £75.45 compensation, a £44 surcharge and £180 costs.