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Hundreds of suspected fake designer goods seized from Leysdown

By Chloe Holmwood

Officers went to a boot fair and other stalls in the village on Sunday and confiscated goods from three different traders.

They found suspected counterfeit DVDs, including Despicable Me 3, trainers and clothing.

Suspected counterfeit DVDs, including Despicable Me 3, trainers and clothing were confiscated.
Suspected counterfeit DVDs, including Despicable Me 3, trainers and clothing were confiscated.

At least 100 bags were taken from just one trader.

The haul filled a Transit and another smaller van.

Police, Trading Standards and the Anti-Counterfeiting Group seized hundreds of counterfeit items from Leysdown.
Police, Trading Standards and the Anti-Counterfeiting Group seized hundreds of counterfeit items from Leysdown.

The property was being catalogued and counted and investigations continue.

Clive Phillips, Trading Standards’ operations manager, said: “We will continue to work with our partners in stamping out this illegal trade which undermines legitimate local businesses.”

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