Read Online ticket touts told they could be jailed after landmark trial latest on ITV News. All the Technology, Entertainment newsTwo internet touts who resold tickets worth millions of pounds to high-profile events such as Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift concerts have been told by a judge they could be jailed following a landmark trial. Peter Hunter and David Smith – who traded as Ticket Wiz and BZZ – used multiple identities and computer bots to buy £4 million worth of tickets over two-and-a-half years, selling them on secondary ticketing websites for £10.8 million, prosecutors told Leeds Crown Court. The married pair harvested tens of thousands of tickets to high-profile music concerts and West End hits like Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Sheeran’s manager Stuart Camp gave evidence in the pair’s long-running trial, telling jurors they had decided to take a stand against touts after spotting £75 seats at a Sheeran charity gig on sale for £7,000. National Trading Standards (NTS) said Hunter and Smith bought more than 750 tickets for Ed Sheeran concerts alone in 2017.
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