Just asking on behalf of a friend, He was stopped by the STM agency staff at Manchester Piccadilly trying to board a virgin service to Macclesfield. He had a Child VT only single from yesterday, which he tried to hide the date. It was noticed and his details were taken. I am assuming, as it is his first offence, and he is under 16, it'll just be a slap on the wrists, pay up the SDS and don't do it again? It is Northern though so am I being too hopeful? If so, what should he expect as it is obviously a clear attempt to avoid paying the correct fare. He also told the RPI that he didn't have enough money to buy the ticket, which wasn't true and I think he admitted that. He was subsequently issued with a zero fare ticket and the ticket for yesterday's travel was withdrawn. Thanks in advance for your help.