A DARLINGTON man was left with a court bill of more than £200 after failing to pay a £15 rail fare.

Jack Powell, 28, of Outram Street, Darlington had failed to buy a ticket for his journey from Huddersfield to Manchester Victoria on August 17 last year.

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The fare for the Northern Trains journey would have been £15.30.

He pleaded guilty and Greater Manchester Magistrates’ Court fined him £40, told him to pay compensation of £15.30, a victim surcharge of £34 and costs of £150.

The hearing took place on Friday, January 7.

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