Arrests made in fake bus ticket operation in Brighton

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Five people have been arrested by police investigating the fraudulent supply of bus tickets in Brighton and Hove.

Today (Friday, July 14), officers executed warrants at two properties in the city as part of an enquiry into the sale of fake tickets, potentially netting an income running into tens of thousands of pounds.

Detectives have been working closely with Brighton and Hove Buses, the victim of the counterfeiting operation.

Two men aged 21 and 24 and three woman aged 20, 24 and 46, all from Brighton, were arrested on suspicion of fraud offences.

The 24-year-old man was also arrested on suspicion of possession of a controlled drug of Class B, namely cannabis.

Two were released under investigation, the other three remained in custody this afternoon.

Crime investigator Dianna Harman said: “Quite often these types of deals happen online and if they look to good to be true, they almost certainly are.

“Anyone with information about the supply of fake tickets is asked to report online at sussex.police.uk/appealresponse or call 101 quoting serial 1638 of 11/05.”

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