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Internet ticket touts guilty of fraud in landmark trial

Two internet ticket touts who re-sold tickets to high-profile events worth millions of pounds have been found guilty of fraudulent trading 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.