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Bestival ticket fraud teen Benjamin Hyland-Ward jailed

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Image caption Benjamin Hyland-Ward admitted fraud by false representation

A teenager who admitted selling thousands of pounds worth of fake festival tickets has been jailed.

Hundreds of people were unable to attend the Bestival music event on the Isle of Wight in September 2015 after £60,000 worth of tickets were mis-sold.

Benjamin Hyland-Ward, 19, of Westfield Avenue South, Saltdean, East Sussex, had 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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