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  • 17 Sep 2018 10:19 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The owner of a Tamworth shop has been sentenced after over 12,000 illegal cigarettes and 5kg of hand rolling tobacco were seized in just 12 months.

    https://www.tamworthinformed.co.uk/illicit-cigarettes-staffordshire-2-2/

  • 10 Sep 2018 9:33 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    A couple produced and sold hundreds of fake bus and train passes in a £50,000 fraud

    https://www.expressandstar.com/news/crime/2018/09/04/fake-bus-and-train-passes-produced-and-sold-in-50k-fraud/

  • 03 Sep 2018 8:17 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    According to a report by the Local Government Association (LGA) many of the counterfeit versions contain dangerous substances including lead, mercury, cyanide, arsenic and paint-stripper which can have toxic effects on vital organs.

    https://www.express.co.uk/life-style/health/1009880/the-toxic-truth-about-counterfeit-cosmetics

  • 26 Aug 2018 8:28 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    A rogue trader peddling fake watches was snared just before boarding a helicopter at the city’s airport.

    https://www.eveningexpress.co.uk/fp/news/local/police-seize-haul-of-counterfeit-watches-from-man-at-heliport/

  • 19 Aug 2018 9:39 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    City centre shopkeeper hit with £1.3k court bill after this secret stash of dodgy tobacco found hidden in wall

    https://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/news/stoke-on-trent-news/city-centre-shopkeeper-hit-13k-1905975

  • 12 Aug 2018 8:56 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    He pleaded guilty to copyright offences for illegally creating and distributing karaoke tracks online without permission. Digitop have estimated their loss to be £485,000, while Sunfly Karaoke Ltd’s loss is projected to be £29,593

    http://news.cityoflondon.police.uk/r/1081/man_sentenced_for_over__500_000_of_karaoke_copyri

  • 12 Aug 2018 8:53 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    A shop worker has been jailed for his part in selling thousands of packets of illegal counterfeit cigarettes with potential health risks at two Hereford shops.


    http://www.worcesternews.co.uk/news/16400758.shop-worker-jailed-for-his-part-in-selling-counterfeit-cigarettes/

  • 30 Jul 2018 10:32 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The amount of fake vehicle parts available on the market is on the rise. A recent study from the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) estimated that more than €2 billion is lost every year due to counterfeit tyres and batteries alone.

    http://news.cityoflondon.police.uk/r/1073/government_warns__fake_vehicle_parts_are_on_the_r

  • 23 Jul 2018 2:57 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Flintshire County Council Trading Standards took rogue trader to court where he pleaded guilty to 7 charges of supplying and possessing counterfeit goods under the Trade Marks Act 1994.


    http://www.deeside.com/shotton-rogue-trader-fined-thousands-after-being-caught-selling-fake-super-hero-costumes/

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