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A website that promised punters tickets to the hottest gigs has been shut down following complaints from music fans. The Official Receiver was called in by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) to wind up Get Me Tickets Ltd - which traded via getmetickets.net - in the "public interest".

When officials visited the offices of GetMeTickets.net they found a large number of tickets which they hope to dish out to punters.

"My staff are at present sorting through the tickets recovered from the premises and matching them against paid orders," said a notice from the Official Receiver on the GetMeTickets.net web site. "As you will appreciate, this will take some time."

Last year, the BBC's flagship consumer affairs TV show Watchdog received hundreds of complaints from punters who paid top dollar for tickets, only to receive them at the last minute or not at all.

The petition to wind up the company will be heard on March 22. ®

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