Hello everyone, I would greatly appreciate some help on a matter. On 20/11/19 my friends and I were travelling from Stoke Mandeville to Marylebone. The office was closed and machines were broken so we boarded the train with the intention of purchasing our tickets from the excess fare booth at Marylebone. We arrived at Marylebone and walked towards the ticket booth. A railway revenue protection officer served us. I explained how the office was closed and machines were broken which is why we are now purchasing our tickets. I minced my words and said we came from Amersham. The officer asked me questions about how I got through the stations barriers. I said there were no barriers, then realised there were no barriers because stoke Mandeville does not have barriers. Upon realising I minced my words I advised the officer I made a mistake we didn’t come from Amersham but came from stoke Mandeville. I have no idea why I said Amersham it was an honest and genuine mistake, I wasn’t thinking about what I was saying I was on auto pilot. Of course the officer says I was trying to fare evade which I wasn’t. I tried to explain I made a simple mistake and that I mince my words sometimes but he didn’t buy it, and now I’ve received a letter inviting me to recall my account of events before facing potential prosecution!!! I am absolutely baffled. Any advice how to proceed? I have no idea how I can explain I’m a stupid girl. Also none of my friends’ details were taken. They were with me when I minced my words and they didn’t correct me either.