One Direction fans plans for front row seats scuppered by police

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DIE HARD One Direction fans from across the region determined to get front row tickets to see the band were told to leave this afternoon.

The fans, including Diane Lawson and Barbara Allsopp from Cramlington, were prepared to queue for two days outside Newcastle’s Metro Radio Arena for tickets to see the boys, but were told by police they needed to leave due to fears for public safety.

Queueing at the Metro Radio Arena for One Direction tickets for their daughters, Diane Lawson and Barbera Allsopp (left) from Cramlington along with others in the queue being moved on by the police.

Queueing at the Metro Radio Arena for One Direction tickets for their daughters, Diane Lawson and Barbera Allsopp (left) from Cramlington along with others in the queue being moved on by the police.

Police told the dozens of fans who had gathered outside the arena that messages on social networking sites had let to fears of thousands of people descending on the grounds.