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Arrest over alleged London 2012 Olympic ticket fraud

A man has been arrested on suspicion of illegally offering to sell London Olympics tickets.

The 23-year-old was arrested in Brent, north-west London, on Monday, by detectives from the Metropolitan Police's Operation Podium team.

A police spokesman said the man was held on suspicion of fraud by misrepresentation under the London Olympic Paralympic Games Act 2006.

He has been bailed to return in early August.

Det Ch Insp Nick Downing said: "We will be looking to use the London Olympic and Paralympic Games Act 2006, and existing police powers, wherever appropriate, to stop those who seek to make money from genuine fans through fake websites and other ticket scams."

The public should buy tickets safely from the London 2012 website, he added.

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