Two internet ticket touts have been sentenced to prison in the first case of its kind in the UK.
Peter Hunter and David Smith made £3.5m selling invalid tickets to Ed Sheeran, Coldplay and Taylor Swift concerts as well as shows like 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' through their company BZZ Limited.
Their offences, committed between May 2010 and 2017, were discovered following an investigation by National Trading Standards. Hunter and Smith used almost 100 different names, 88 postal addresses and more than 290 emails to evade detection, as well as specialist software.
The pair received four years and 30 months in jail respectively