Sussex teenager charged over Bestival tickets fraud

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Image caption Hundreds of festival-goers were left without tickets

A teenager has been charged with selling fake tickets for last year's Bestival on the Isle of Wight.

Benjamin Hyland-Ward faces nine counts of fraud by false representation in connection with selling tickets.

The 18-year-old, of Westfield Avenue South, Saltdean, East Sussex, is due to appear before Brighton Magistrates' Court on 24 March.

Hundreds of people were left ticket-less after paying to go to the event last September.

Sussex Police said the charges incorporated all of the reports of money being paid for but no tickets being given.

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