A MIDDLESBROUGH  man was fined after appearing in court for failing to pay for a train fare in Dartford.

Adam Borlandhcourtney, of Limetrees Close in Middlesbrough, appeared at North Kent Magistrates Court on Tuesday November 23.

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The man travelled on the train without having paid for his fare of £13, landing him in the courts.

The 28-year-old was proved in absence, meaning he did not attend the hearing.

He was fined £220 and magistrates asked him to pay £13 in compensation as a result.

The court also asked him to pay a further £34 to victim services and court costs of £135.

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