Louth man ordered to pay almost £400 - after dodging a £10 train fare


A man from Louth has been ordered to pay almost £400 in fines, compensation and court costs after he deliberately avoided paying for a £10.50 train ticket.

Josef Filip, 58, of Harrison Warehouse in Louth, made the journey between Worksop and Lincoln Central on November 20 last year.

Filip was found guilty of the offence, in his absence, at Lincoln Magistrates’ Court on April 15.

He was handed a £200 fine, £150 court costs and a £20 victim surcharge - plus an additional £10.50 in compensation for the train ticket.