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Fake Fringe ticket warning after box office break-in

Officers were alerted following the incident at the Friends of Fringe offices on Friday.

Fringe: Warning over counterfeit tickets (file pic).
Fringe: Warning over counterfeit tickets (file pic). PA

Fraudsters may attempt create counterfeit Fringe tickets following a break-in at a ticket office in Edinburgh, police have warned.

Officers were alerted following the incident at the Fringe Box Office on Old Assembly Close shortly before 11pm on Friday.

Nothing of value was stolen and it is unclear whether any blank tickets were taken.

However, constable Kirsty Brown said: "If staff confirm blank tickets were stolen, then there is potential that those responsible will try to create counterfeit tickets and we want the public to ensure they only buy from reputable vendors."

Police are seeking a man seen in the area around the time of the break-in.

He was described as white, bald and between 40 and 50 years old. He was wearing dark clothing.

Ms Brown added: "Anyone who was in the High Street at the time and saw this individual, or who has any other information relevant to our investigation, should contact police immediately."

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