Haul of fake designer goods worth £100,000 seized at Cambridgeshire market

Some of the items seized at Bourn market.

Some of the items seized at Bourn market. - Credit: Archant

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Trading Standards Service seized a number of fake goods, including designer clothes, Apple chargers and Pokémon toys over the bank holiday.

Some of the items seized at Bourn market.

Some of the items seized at Bourn market. - Credit: Archant

The officers, who were joined by Cambridgeshire police and a number of different trade mark representatives, found the items, enough to fill a 10ft container, during an inspection of vehicles as they arrived on site at Bourn Market on Bank Holiday Monday.

Counterfeit goods including underwear, socks, t-shirts, hats, toys, phone cases, watches, sunglasses, handbags and pendants were seized from six vehicles along with additional counterfeit goods uncover4ed during further inspections of the market.

Designer brands, including Calvin Klein, Michael Kors, Hollister, Armani and Hugo Boss were found along with CDs, Samsung Galaxy mobile phone covers, Apple chargers and Pokémon toys.

Officers also seized unsafe toys from six traders who were selling them without any indication of who imported them. These traders were given advice and their local Trading Standards Services will be notified.

Some of the items seized at Bourn market.

Some of the items seized at Bourn market. - Credit: Archant


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Peter Gell, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Trading Standards Service Head of Regulatory Services, said: “This successful operation not only serves to protect consumers from purchasing unsafe toys but recovering £100,000 of fake goods helps protect traders who sell genuine products from being undermined in the market place. This should serve as a warning to people that we won’t tolerate this kind of illegal trading in our county”.

All traders handed over the goods to Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Trading Standards Service where they will be lawfully disposed of.

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