Hackney teenager arrested for fake Drake ticket fraud
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Detectives from British Transport Police (BTP) are investigating after music fans were sold fake tickets to Canadian rapper Drake’s concerts at London’s O2 Arena last week.
Several people claimed they were sold fake tickets outside Stratford London Underground station, but only realised the tickets weren’t genuine when they got to the venue.
Det Const Oliver Carne, the investigating officer, is appealing to anyone who was sold fake tickets to come forward.
He said: “Though only four victims have come forward so far, we believe there could be many more victims who travelled from all over the UK to see Drake.”
“We have a number of leads, but need as many people as possible to get in touch.”
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A 17-year-old youth from Hackney has been arrested on suspicion of fraud by false representation, and released on police bail until Thursday May 8 pending further enquiries.
Anyone with information is asked to contact BTP on 0800 40 50 40, or text 61016 quoting TSub/B3 of 31/03/14, or to call Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040.
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