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Search for victims who bought fake Beyonce tickets

Beyonce during her performance at the LG Arena on Sunday Credit: Sincerley Beyoncé

Police are looking for anyone who was sold fake tickets for a recent concert by Beyonce, during her European leg of The Mrs Carter Show World Tour which was in Birmingham earlier this week,

An investigation has begun into the sale of fake tickets totalling £28,000 for her dates at Manchester's Phones4U arena.

it's thought around 140 sets of fake tickets were sold for the shows on Tuesday and Wednesday,

They fetched more than £100 each and victims only found out they'd been a victim of the fraud once they arrived at the venue.

Beyonce performing at the LG Arena earlier this week Credit: Alicia Bantock

At the moment there is no indication any fake tickets were sold for Beyonce's two performances at the LG Arena in Birmingham on Sunday and Monday earlier this week.

However as people from the Midlands could well have travelled to her other dates in Manchester on the following two nights, the British Transport Police are casting their net wide.

Anyone with information about the fraudulent tickets, or who was a victim of the fraud, is asked to call Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40. In all calls please quote BTP log NWA/B5 of 28/2/14.

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Leicester X-Factor winner Sam Bailey supported Beyonce in Birmingham last night, performing to around 15,000 fans.

The concert at the LG Arena was well received by fans on social networks, who described her as 'brilliant' and 'unreal'.

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Beyonce to be supported by X-Factor winner Sam Bailey

The singer will be supported at the LG Arena tonight by X-Factor winner Sam Bailey Credit: Yui Mok/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Global superstar Beyonce wowed crowds at Birmingham's LG Arena last night with her Mrs Carter tour.

And tonight, crowds are in for an extra treat - as Leicester's X Factor winner Sam Bailey will hit the stage as her support act on the second night of her show tonight.

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Beyonce to perform in Birmingham tonight

Beyonce on stage during the 2014 Brit Awards Credit: Yui Mok/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Birmingham's LG Arena will host Beyonce in the first of two shows this evening.

A few days after her performance at The Brit Awards in London the superstar will take to the stage as part of her Worldwide tour The Mrs Carter Show.

Tomorrow night X Factor's Sam Bailey, from Leicester, will be her supporting act.

Beyoncé fans wait hours for best spot at LG Arena

Fans started arriving as early as 1am to get the best spot. Credit: PA

Beyoncé fans waited outside in the wind and rain for nearly 12 hours to get a good spot at the international superstar's first UK performance in her World tour, which kicked off at the LG Arena in Birmingham last night.

Mary Evenden 18, Elle Cartwright 18, Meg Thomas 17 and Meg Barlow 18 and Tiff Pickford 18 from Stoke on Trent Credit: PA

More fans are camping out today to bag themselves the front row in tonight's second sell out performance.

Tickets sold out in minutes when they went on sale earlier this year.

The cheapest seated tickets have a face value of £55, but some are now fetching upwards £180 on internet auction sites.

Georgia Vas 15 (left) and Sam Jackson 15 (right) from Cardiff Credit: PA

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