Two arrested by officers investigating ticket touts
Main article content
Following a search of the building, the two men were located in a back room and detained by officers.
“In many cases it is the trip of a lifetime for people. In this case, buyers had travelled from as far afield as Malaysia, the USA and Australia. But their passion and eagerness to watch their team was exploited by unscrupulous touts.”
Superintendent Pownall added: "For fans to be ripped off in this way – whether fans have travelled from near or far - is completely unacceptable.
“I hope arrests such as these serve as a powerful deterrent in the future. We'll keep identifying ticket touts and doing all we can to prevent them from ruining people's experience of football and the city.
“Our advice to any supporters is clear: don't buy from ticket touts. It is a huge risk and you might just be throwing substantial amounts of money down the drain."