By Chris Wright
A gang of bare-faced tea leaves have stolen 900 FA Cup semi-final tickets after intercepting a Royal Mail van that was carrying the Manchester City-designated envelopes in the city on Friday.
Police are now worried that the tickets will be sold on the black market and that the City fans affected by the theft may end up being unable to get into the game against Man Utd at Wembley on April 16th.
A spokesman for Greater Manchester Police (GMP) said:
“Shortly before 7.50pm on Friday, April 1, police were called to Ashton New Road, Manchester, following reports two bags of special delivery mail had been stolen from a Royal Mail van.