Teen festival ticket scammer gets 21 month sentence

A teen who ran a Bestival ticket scam in 2015 has been jailed for 21 Months.

Benjamin Hyland-Ward, 19, of Westfield Avenue South, Saltdean, East Sussex admitted selling thousands of pounds worth of fake festival tickets.

As a result hundreds of people were left dissapointed and were unable to attend the music event on the Isle of Wight.

Hyland-Ward pleaded guilty to fraud by false representation at Lewes Crown Court.

He was sentenced on Friday to 21 months in a young offenders’ institution.

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