Thousands of people have pretended that they were at the Ariana Grande show which took place before the Manchester bombing, in a bid to get free tickets for a benefit concert for the victims.   
Ticketmaster said over 25,000 people have claimed for 14,200 tickets – meaning more than 10,000 people have falsely applied for the One Love show at the Old Trafford cricket ground. 
“We’re working hard to get tickets direct to fans,” the company said. “We are cancelling tickets of those who are reselling wherever possible.”
Fans who attended the first show now fear they may miss out. 
John, 52, from Levenshulme, had hoped to attend the second concert with his 17-year-old daughter Ava. 
The pair had a lucky escape when they were directed to another exit on the night that  suicide bomber Salman Abedi blew himself up among the crowds leaving the gig, killing 23 and injuring dozens more. 
Mr Alesbury told the Manchester Evening News …
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