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Four arrests over Muirfield Open ticket sales

England"s Lee Westwood tees off the 4th during day three of the 2013 Open Championship at Muirfield Golf Club, East Lothian
Image caption The Open at Muirfield has attracted thousands of spectators

Four men have been arrested and charged in connection with alleged fraudulent ticket sales at the Open golf championship at Muirfield.

The men, who are aged 46, 34, 52 and 42, are all from England.

They have been remanded in custody and are due to appear at Haddington Sheriff Court on Monday.

Police Scotland reminded the public that tickets for the golfing event in East Lothian must be purchased from official outlets.

Tickets that have not been sourced through either the R&A or Ticketmaster will not be accepted, they said.

Police officers, along with wardens from East Lothian Council, have increased their patrols around Muirfield and in Gullane this weekend to identify people trying to sell tickets.

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