Jackie McNamara convicted of fare dodging on Edinburgh service

York City's manager Jackie McNamara has been charged with fare dodging. Picture; Gordon Clayton
York City's manager Jackie McNamara has been charged with fare dodging. Picture; Gordon Clayton
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Former Celtic defender and Dundee Utd manager Jackie McNamara has been convicted of fare dodging on a Edinburgh to York train.

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Picture; Phil Wilkinson

Picture; Phil Wilkinson

The 42-year-old, who currently manages York City FC has been ordered to pay almost £500 after not buying a ticket on the train.

McNamara didn’t pay his rail fare of £86 for a rail journey between Edinburgh and York on April 11.

Since he took over at York, McNamara has spent time between both York and Edinburgh with his family residing in the Capital.

The manager was summonsed to appear before York magistrates after giving an Edinburgh address,

He pleaded guilty to travelling on a railway between Edinburgh and York without obtaining a ticket and was fined £250.

He was also ordered to pay the £130 prosecution costs and a £30 surcharge.