Islington man arrested at Champions League final

An Upper Holloway man was arrested for ticket touting at the Champions League final on Saturday (May 28).

The 20-year-old was one of nine men suspected of illegally selling tickets for UEFA’s showpiece end of season event. He was bailed until July pending further investigation.

The arrests were made by officers from the Operation Podium team, which has been set up to help the Met crackdown on organised touting prior to the 2012 Olympic Games.

Detective Chief Inspector Nick Downing, from Operation Podium, said: “If you buy tickets from unofficial places, you run the risk of paying over the odds for a non-existent ticket, ending up disappointed by not getting to see the game that you paid for, and risk having your personal and credit card details stolen for use in other crimes.”

A further 44 people were arrested throughout the day for a series of offences, including criminal damage and theft.