Chelsea ticket tout sentenced to six months in jail as club clamp down on illegal sales outside Stamford Bridge

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CHELSEA have launched a major clampdown on touts at Stamford Bridge.

The Blues have taken legal action against 11 touts operating around the stadium.

The Blues have taken legal action against 11 touts operating around the stadium
PA:Press Association

Chelsea have obtained High Court injunctions preventing them congregating near the ground on match days, with one tout jailed for six months for persistently breaching the legal orders.

Stamford Bridge chiefs are determined to rid the club of the problem, by hitting the touts in the pocket.

The legal cases brought costs against the 11 convicted touts, adding up to a hefty £170,000.

Blues bosses have pledged to continue their fight against the “criminal and anti-social behaviour”, deploying under-cover teams to catch touts in the act.

Fans exiting Fulham Broadway tube station in particular are accosted by touts as they make the five-minute walk to the Bridge.

The club warned fans against buying forged tickets and urged supporters to pass on any information about touts operating around the ground.

Chelsea said: “Ticket touting is known to have links to organised crime.


 

“This football club will not tolerate touting and will continue to identify offenders and take further legal action through the Courts to ensure that our club and the surrounding area are safe for our loyal supporters and visitors.

“We remain committed to working alongside the Metropolitan Police and Local Authority to eradicate ticket touting from Stamford Bridge and will continue to operate a comprehensive and long-term operation to combat this problem.”

It comes after Chelsea banned one supporter from Stamford Bridge permanently after the club say he used racially abusive language towards Raheem Sterling.

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