UK police: 8 charged over Olympic ticket scalping

British police say eight people have been charged with attempts

to illegally resell London Olympics tickets, including seats at

Friday’s showpiece opening ceremony.

Scotland Yard said Sunday that, separately, two people had also

been charged for attempts to sell two Olympic road lane passes, one

person with an offense of theft and a second with an offense of

handling stolen goods.

The passes allow vehicles to use lanes on London roads reserved

for Olympic VIPs.

Eight people will appear at a London court on Monday. Two others

will appear at later hearings.

Police also arrested three other people Sunday – two close to

the beach volleyball arena and one close to the Olympic stadium –

over alleged ticket scalping offenses.