Essex Police are investigating reports of ticket fraud based in Southend.

Some families lost out on hundreds of pounds worth of tickets for Wireless Festival and Sunday's Little Mix performance at the Colchester Stadium, after making online payments to a woman from Shoebury.

Instead of receiving the promised tickets to sold-out events, victims lost out as the tickets failed to materialise.

Officers have identified a woman in connection with their investigation, who is assisting them with their enquiries.

If you have any information that may help, contact the Essex Police Serious Economic Crime Unit directly via email at

Alternatively, contact Action Fraud by visiting