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Latest News - 05/2017

More market & car boot sale organisers in Staffordshire join national campaign

25 May 2017

The county council has signed its fourth Real Deal agreement with the management team of the district council-run market in Cannock town centre.

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Canine cam captures moment dogs sniff out 28,000 counterfeit cigarettes

24 May 2017

Trading Standards at Westminster City Council found 28,000 cigarettes with £8,000 stockpiled and carefully concealed at Star hairdresser, at 124 Shaftesbury Avenue.

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Over 250,000 counterfeit cigarettes seized on the M6

19 May 2017

Counterfeit tobacco is damaging to people’s health and can undermine smoking cessation efforts as it is usually sold at a cheaper price. In addition, they can be a fire risk as they do not self-extinguish when left to burn as legitimate cigarettes do.

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In Court for selling Benefit make-up on eBay

10 May 2017

"Trading standards constantly monitor not just shops and markets, but eBay and other online selling sites as well. A full investigation will be undertaken into any products that we suspect may be counterfeit."

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Hagley trickster convicted of TM violation for selling counterfeit Ugg boots

09 May 2017

Scott Sutton opened a unit in The Pavillions on Christmas Eve 2014 and lured customers in with branding identical to that used by the iconic Aussie bootmaker, plus an eye-catching 70 per cent discount offer.

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Enfield printing shop fined for selling counterfeit logo t-shirts

08 May 2017

THE owner of a printing shop who ignored a warning after he was caught producing and selling fake logo t-shirts has been ordered to fork out more than £70,000.

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Police seize more than £8m worth of counterfeit goods in latest Strangeways raids

04 May 2017

Fake designer clothes, sunglasses and perfume with an estimated value of £8m - and more than £270,000 in cash - were seized during raids across Strangeways businesses.

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Darlington man to pay almost £1,500 for selling counterfeit cigarettes and tobacco

04 May 2017

Patrick Sludds, 62, was captured on CCTV cameras selling the counterfeit goods from his car and in various locations around Darlington town centre. When enforcement officers knocked on his door he was found to have 692 packs of Regal King Size Cigarettes, 629 packs of Mayfair King Size Cigarettes and 69 50g packs of Golden Virginia Hand Rolling Tobacco.

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Minimarket closed down after repeated counterfeit tobacco raids

02 May 2017

The hearing was told undercover officers had been sold fake and non-duty paid cigarettes and tobacco numerous times between March last year and January. Even when the shop was raided and counterfeit products removed, it was quickly re-stocked and sales continued.

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