Forty fare dodgers fined for avoiding train fares from Ewell to Cheam
More than 40 young people were fined for trying to dodge train fares in just over an hour last week.
Police had been tipped off that large groups of young people have been avoiding the £1.70 fare between Ewell and Cheam and set up a sting at Cheam station on Thursday, March 14.
Officers stopped and fined 43 young people £20 each - making £860 in just an hour-and-a-half.
The operation involved officers from Sutton police's safer transport team and six revenue protection officers from Southern trains.