A MAN racked up a bill of nearly £100 before making a dash without paying. 

Eric Austin was arrested on Friday after eating and drinking at The White Hart on St Andrew's Road in Oxford

He ate food and drank alcohol to the value of £95.15 but said he was unable to pay. 

Police cuffed the 49-year-old, who does not have a fixed address, and he was charged the following day.

He will be appearing at Magistrates' Court this morning.