More than 10,000 people have lied about being at the original gig in the city in an attempt to claim free ticket’s for Sunday’s benefit concert.
Lucy Powell, the Labour and Co-op candidate for Manchester Central said it was “disgusting” that people were trying to sell the tickets on sites like eBay.
The 14,200 fans who attended the original gig that was hit by the suicide bomber Salman Abedi which killed 22 people are entitled to free tickets but it has been revealed that at least 25,000 have applied for these.
People have been discovered trying to sell the free tickets to the One Love Manchester benefit gig
A further 35,000 tickets went on sale to raise money for the victims. The tickets, which cost £40 each, were sold out in less than 20 minutes.
Abbie Sisson, the sister of Poppie who was affected by the attack, bought tickets for the benefit gig from a secondary seller on the Twickets website.
However the 25-year-old then discovered that the original buyer of the tickets had registered themselves for the free entry to the gig called One Love Manchester which features a host of stars from the pop world including Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Coldplay, Robbie Williams, Little Mix and Take That.
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Sunday’s event will be held at the Old Trafford cricket ground.
Ebay said they would immediately remove any tickets that touts are trying to sell on the auction site.
Ms Sisson told the Daily Mirror: “We had to live through the trauma of what happened that night, and this guy has flippantly given the tickets to friends.
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Abbie Sisson (L) with her sister Poppie
We had to live through the trauma of what happened that night, and this guy has flippantly given the tickets to friends
"He has no remorse and doesn’t seem to care about what we’ve been through.
“We’re talking about a 10-year-old girl who is traumatised and I’m trying to help us deal with it by going to that gig and showing Poppie that not every concert ends this way.
"How could he be so heartless to deny us tickets?”
Selling site Ticketmaster has since allocated the sisters entry to the show.
Katy Perry is set to perform at the benefit concert
Former Take That singer Robbie Williams will also appear at the Manchester benefit
Ms Powell called those trying to make a profit from Sunday’s show as “reprehensible”.
She added: “It’s disgusting if touts are trying to make money off this concert.”
Ticketmaster boss Andrew Parsons said: “More than 25,000 people applied [for the free tickets]. Sadly, over 10,000 unscrupulous applications have been made.
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“We are doing everything we can to ensure that tickets go to the actual fans and not the opportunists or touts who have also been applying for free tickets.”
Secondary ticketing sites Heatwave, Get Me In, Viagogo and Stubhub all pledged to not allow reselling.