Search

Win a £100 Amazon voucher in this week’s Recorder

On sale today

Were you sold fake Drake tickets at Stratford Tube station?

Police think many people were sold fake Drake tickets for his O2 show

Police think many people were sold fake Drake tickets for his O2 show

Matt Crossick/Empics Entertainment

Police are trying to track down people who were sold fake Drake tickets by scammers at Stratford Tube station when the Canadian star played London’s O2 Arena in March.

Det Con Oliver Carne, the investigating officer, said: “A number of people have reported that they were sold fake tickets outside Stratford London Underground station, but only realised the tickets weren’t genuine when they got to the venue.

“Though only four victims have come forward so far, we believe there could be many more victims who travelled from all over the UK to see Drake.”

Det Con Carne added: “I’m appealing to anyone who has been sold fake Drake tickets outside a train or Tube station, but has not yet spoken to police, to come forward.

“We have a number of leads, but need as many people as possible to get in touch.”

A 17-year-old man, from Hackney, has been arrested on suspicion of fraud by false representation.

He has been released on police bail until Thursday, 8 May pending further enquiries.

Anyone with information is asked to contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40, or text 61016, quoting TSub/B3 of 31/03/14. Alternatively, call Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040.

Latest News Stories

17:33
Strike action by four unions looms for Wednesday, July 8

Unions have just one hour to accept a new pay offer by London Underground, as tube drivers prepare for a walkout which could see the entire network shut down for more than 24 hours from Wednesday evening.

TfL
The sand is imported into Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Forget packing up a picnic and getting stuck in traffic on your way to a crowded seaside town.

Elizabeth Olympic
Newham has a reported £563 million of high interest bank loans. Picture: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

A parliamentary committee chairman has called for a national inquiry into £15 billion worth of high interest bank loans taken out by more than 200 local authorities, with the spotlight turning on Newham.

Newham Council
14:57
Paralympic swimmers Chloe Davies and Amy Marren at the London Aquatics Centre ahead of National Paralympic Day 2015

A decade on from London’s successful Games bid, two of the youngest 2012 Paralympians returned to the site of their Games debut to make a splash once again.

London Aquatics Centre

Most read news

Competitions

Good times with Greenall's!

Good times with Greenall’s, a Great British gin sponsors Great British racing.

Read more
Escape to the picturesque sights of Cornwall

Summer is finally here, and what is the number one holiday location in the UK during the warmer months? Cornwall, of course!

Read more

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Newham Recorder e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24


Our trusted business finder