A fare-dodging special constable has been dismissed from the Metropolitan Police Service.

SPC Uzair Siddiqi travelled on a South West Trains service from Surbiton to Waterloo on February 16 without a ticket, and at the barrier he presented a police Oyster card that was not valid on that line.

The equivalent ticket today costs £7.10, or from £3.90 with an Oyster or contactless card.

He was reported for fare evasion and settled out of court, paying a fee of £87.10, but subsequently he failed to tell the Met, despite having signed a statement of expectation for special constables outlining his obligation to do so.

Correct use of the police Oyster card had also been made clear during his new recruit training.

SPC Siddiqi, who worked in Enfield, attended a public gross misconduct hearing on December 4 and 5, to answer allegations that his conduct breached the Met’s standards of “honesty and integrity” and “discreditable conduct”.

The hearing panel found gross misconduct proven and he was dismissed without notice.