Pro­moter takes refuge in po­lice van

Townsville Bulletin - - News -

THE back of a po­lice van was the safest place for a pro­moter in Syd­ney – af­ter he sold hun­dreds of tick­ets to an Ultimate Fight­ing Cham­pi­onship af­ter-party that never took place.

About 300 an­gry fight fans say they are at least $ 100 out of pocket and a ho­tel is chas­ing thou­sands of dol­lars in al­legedly un­paid debts.

A New South Wales Po­lice spokes­woman said po­lice found the man near the ho­tel on Sun­day. They did not ar­rest him but helped him seek refuge in the van from fans for ‘‘ The Of­fi­cial Wolf’s Lair 127 Af­ter Party’’.

‘‘ A man was sell­ing tick­ets le­git­i­mately to at­tend the party for a fight that took place ear­lier at an event in sub­ur­ban Home­bush. How­ever the fight­ers chose not to at­tend the event which up­set a num­ber of pa­trons,’’ she said.

‘‘ Po­lice be­lieve the mat­ter is a civil dis­pute and no charges are ex­pected to be laid.’’

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.