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V Festival Wristband Forger Fined

(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — A 27-year-old man was found guilty and fined £2000 for possession of eight fake wristbands for entry to last year’s V Festival at Hylands Park, Chelmsford.

Spencer Cottol, of Hertfordshire, pleaded guilty to the charge at Chelmsford Crown Court, where he was also ordered to do 100 hours of community service, and was placed on probation for 12 months.

The ruling was seen as a distinct victory in the festival’s ongoing plights against scalpers who produce fake wristbands to sell to unsuspecting festival-goers.

V Festival Director Bob Angus said: “We are delighted with today's ruling as it is a significant step to stamp out the people that spoil the festival for everyone else. We do not approve of the production of fake wristbands and fully support the Police with any plans to clamp down on people that produce them.

“This year's V Festival has sold out but as ever, we urge people not to buy from unofficial outlets as it may well lead to disappointment.” –by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers