FESTIVAL organisers have issued a warning after reports of forged tickets going on sale for an event near Dorchester.

The second Forever Sun Festival is being held at the Came Down Estate from Friday, July 25 to Sunday, July 27 and organisers are warning that an amount of forged tickets are being sold to the unsuspecting public in the Dorchester and Weymouth area.

The fake tickets that have been reported can be easily identified as they have a distinctive, dark green hill at the forefront of the illustration on the ticket front and carry a serial number between 501 to 3000.

Details of how to check your ticket is valid are available through the festival's Facebook page or on their website foreversun.co.uk

Festival organiser David Williams said: “Sadly for the purchaser, these tickets will be invalid for entry into the festival and we urge anyone who believes they may have purchased a counterfeit ticket to contact us through our website or Facebook.”

He added: “We have informed the local police who are looking into the matter.”

Anyone with information relating to the circulation of counterfeit Forever Sun Festival tickets, please contact Dorset Police on 101 or Crimestopppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.