A man has ended up paying 145 times more than his rail fare after being caught without a train ticket.

Kyle Randerson, of Glen Street, Colne, was on a train between Nelson and Colne on December 16 when he was asked to show his train ticket.

Preston Magistrates Court heard on May 3 how Randerson was given a £20 fixed penalty notice when he failed to show the ticket to rail staff.

He was ordered to make the payment within 21 days, which he did not, and two reminder letters were sent. These were also ignored.

He was proved guilty in court and ordered to pay a fine of £220, compensation of £2.80 for the ticket, a victim surcharge of £34 and court costs of £150 – a total payment owed of £406.80.

He was ordered to make the payment by May 31.