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Champions League final tickets given to soldier's colleagues

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Some of the tickets seized from touts for last weekend's Champions League final between Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund were donated to military colleagues of Drummer Lee Rigby.

Drummer Rigby was murdered in Woolwich last week and all tickets seized were given for a charitable purpose.

As well as Drummer Rigby's colleagues, children from a German school and a local youth football club in London also benefitted from the good work.

The Metropolitan Police along with UEFA and the FA concluded a highly successful anti-ticket touting operation around the Champions League final.

This was targeted against groups or individuals making unauthorised use of tickets which were selling on the black market for thousands of pounds.

In the UK, it is a criminal offence to tout tickets for football matches by an unauthorised person under the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994.

UEFA also have a strong stance on touts with their ticketing Terms and Conditions prohibiting any resale of the tickets, whether alone or as part of any package.

These packages include companies offering them with hospitality and websites.

 

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