Apr 27, 2009
POLICE have started a probe into an alleged ticket scam after hundreds of AC/DC fans were turned away from a concert this weekend.
Fans who arrived at the legendary's rock band's gig in Birmingham on Saturday to collect their tickets were turned away after being told they had been conned by counterfeiters.
Others who already had tickets were being turned away after they were scanned at the entrance of the LG Arena at the NEC and found to be fakes.
Many of those who had legitimate tickets missed the first hour of the show as massive queues formed outside the venue.
Police arrested two men at the scene on suspicion of conspiracy to defraud. An investigation into the internet arm of the deception is ongoing.
A spokeswoman for the NEC Group said: "West Midlands Police are now investigating this matter. Regrettably the tickets in question were fraudulent so we had no choice but to refuse these fans entry."
Last night a spokesman for West Midlands police said: Two men, aged 41 and 32, were arrested at the NEC LG Arena on suspicion of conspiracy to defraud.
They both continue to help police with their inquiries.
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