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About MrITracy

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  1. Hi HoneyBee and RPI, I thought I should let you know, I have just got off the phone after speaking to the prosecutions manager at SWT. I have been a very lucky boy indeed. I apologised profusely and told him about my circumstances (I am just finishing a PhD as a 35yr old mature student and hoping to work in USA or Aus in the next couple of years and that obviously a conviction in court would kill any hopes of that, effectively rendering pointless the last 9 years of my life). I explained that it is out of character, I have never commited any offence and never planned to. I also explained
  2. Thank you both for your help. I shall plead guilty, appear in person and try to speak to the prosecuter before as you suggest. I hope he/she takes some pity on me. I am just coming to the end of a PhD (pretty much 9 years of education including an access course and the degree) and so wanted the opportunity of working abroad in US or Aus. I don't want all that time and effort to be wasted because of this I will let you know how it goes and thank you again. Regards, Ian
  3. Hi HB, Case date is Thurs 14th June. To paraphrase my letter to SWT prosecution dept, I firstly apologised for not replying within the 14 day period of the letter. I explained that I had been with a group of friends and had travelled previously that day. I explained not wanting to lose contact with my friends at Waterloo and so followed someone through the barrier and admitted that that was a stupid decision. I pointed out that I stopped the group within a few metres of the barriers and was explaining to them that I might need to go and speak to a station official and make good on t
  4. Hi all, 1st post here and I will try to keep it short. In January this year I travelled on a train from Earlsfield to Waterloo on a South-West Trains route with friends. Through my own stupidity I failed to buy a ticket before travelling and when getting to Waterloo, panicked and passed through the barrier behind a friend. I was with a group of friends (all who had paid). I stopped them and began explaining that I had made an error and ought to go get a ticket. Then I was approached by the 'Station revenue assistant' who asked me to go with him. I complied and then apologised, explained my s
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