Man charged in connection with Bestival ticket fraud

man charged in connection with bestival ticket fraud

A man has been charged in connection with selling tickets which never materialised for a festival last summer .

Benjamin Hyland-Ward, 18, of Westfield Avenue South, saltdean has been charged with nine counts of fraud by false representation in connection with selling tickets for Bestival. These charges incorporate all of the reports of money being paid for but no tickets being given. More than 900 people joined a Facebook page titled “Stresstival”, with many posters claiming to have been left out of pocket and with no tickets.

Hyland-Ward will appear at Brighton Magistrates Court on March 24.