A MAN from Ilfracombe has been fined for using a train at Newton Abbot without paying. 

Luke Moore, 22, of the Symphony Hotel, The Promenade, was charged with travelling on the railway on June 16 at Newton Abbot without having paid the £25.80 fare and with intent to avoid payment, contrary to section 5 (3) (a) of the Regulation of Railways Act 1889. 

Magistrates at south and west Devon court found Moore guilty of the charges brought by Great Western Railway in his absence. 

For that offence, he was fined £220 and ordered to pay compensation of £25.80, a surcharge to victim services of £176 and costs of £180. 

Moore was also found guilty of a further offence on June 16 at Newton Abbot, while on the railway, where entrance to or exit from a platform or station is through a manned or an automatic ticket barrier, he entered the station without passing through the barrier in the correct manner. 

This is contrary to a railway bylaw. 

For this offence, Moore was fined another £220, making a total of £821.80.