A teenage Wembley steward has admitted to stealing official lanyards and steward jackets to allow ticketless fans to get into Wembley Stadium for England’s Euro 2020 final against Italy.
He stole lanyards, hi-vis jackets, wristbands and other items and tried to sell them online for a total of £4,500.
Yusaf Amin, 18, of Clifford Road, Newham, pleaded guilty to theft via postal requisition on Wednesday afternoon, July 28, at Willesden Magistrates Court.
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The court heard that an account had appeared on Facebook marketplace at 3pm on the afternoon of the match advertising the items along with “guaranteed entry”.
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Prosecutor Edward Aydin read out the post, which said: “Steward pass available x2 with uniforms and pass and I’m outside Wembley, anyone wans (sic) to get in.
“I have two passes and two uniforms and wristbands for you to go in and watch the game.
“Looking for serious people only. Guaranteed entry or money back.”
Prosecutor Edward Aydin told the court that Amin had arranged to meet prospective buyers in an Aldi supermarket, but he was caught and arrested.
Dalha Mohamad, 18, pleaded not guilty to stealing items intended to be used to get ticketless fans into Wembley Stadium for the Euro 2020 final
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Another 18-year-old, Dalha Mohamad, of Anglian Road, Waltham Forest was also charged with similar offences but pleaded not guilty at the same hearing.
He is due to stand trial at Willesden Magistrates’ court on December 17.
Amin will be sentenced at the same court on August 23 – both have been released on bail.
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