Wembley steward admits stealing lanyards and high-vis jackets in plot to sell them online

A teenager has admitted stealing official lanyards and hi-vis steward jackets to allow ticketless fans to get into Wembley Stadium on the night of the Euro 2020 final.

Yusaf Amin, 18, who worked as a steward at the stadium, also stole wristbands and offered to sell them and the other items online for a total of £4,500.

Clashes between fans and members of security occurred when hundreds of people tried to storm the ground before the historic game between England and Italy on July 11.

Willesden Magistrates Court heard an account on Facebook marketplace had appeared at 3pm on the afternoon of the match advertising the items and ‘guaranteed entry’.

Amin, of Newham, pleaded guilty to the charge of theft via postal requisition on Wednesday afternoon.

Willesden Magistrates Court heard an account on Facebook marketplace had appeared at 3pm on the afternoon of the match advertising the items and 'guaranteed entry' (pictured: An image used to advertise the sale)

Willesden Magistrates Court heard an account on Facebook marketplace had appeared at 3pm on the afternoon of the match advertising the items and 'guaranteed entry' (pictured: An image used to advertise the sale)

Willesden Magistrates Court heard an account on Facebook marketplace had appeared at 3pm on the afternoon of the match advertising the items and ‘guaranteed entry’ (pictured: An image used to advertise the sale) 

Mason Mount, Luke Shaw, Declan Rice, John Stones and Kieran Trippier of England make their way towards the pitch prior to the UEFA Euro 2020 Championship Final between Italy and England at Wembley Stadium on July 11

Mason Mount, Luke Shaw, Declan Rice, John Stones and Kieran Trippier of England make their way towards the pitch prior to the UEFA Euro 2020 Championship Final between Italy and England at Wembley Stadium on July 11

Mason Mount, Luke Shaw, Declan Rice, John Stones and Kieran Trippier of England make their way towards the pitch prior to the UEFA Euro 2020 Championship Final between Italy and England at Wembley Stadium on July 11

Edward Aydin, prosecuting, told the court that Amin had arranged to meet prospective buyers in an Aldi supermarket before being caught and arrested.

Reading out the online post, Mr Aydin said: ‘Steward pass available x2 with uniforms and pass and I’m outside Wembley, anyone wans (sic) to get in.

Dalha Mohamad, 18, of Waltham Forest, was charged with similar offences but pleaded not guilty at the same hearing

Dalha Mohamad, 18, of Waltham Forest, was charged with similar offences but pleaded not guilty at the same hearing

Dalha Mohamad, 18, of Waltham Forest, was charged with similar offences but pleaded not guilty at the same hearing

‘I have two passes and two uniforms and wristbands for you to go in and watch the game.

‘Looking for serious people only. Guaranteed entry or money back.’

He added that the venture had been ‘high risk’ for both security at the game and the buyers of the tickets.

Amin will be sentenced at Willesden Magistrates’ court on August 23.

Dalha Mohamad, 18, of Waltham Forest, was charged with similar offences but pleaded not guilty at the same hearing.

He is due to be tried at Willesden Magistrates’ court on December 17.

The pair appeared at court in person, Amin wearing a white shirt and black tie and Mohamad in a thick black puffer coat.

Both have been released on bail.

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