Search

700 fake DVDs found at Swanley car boot sale

17:32 31 May 2012

Archant

More than 700 fake DVDs were seized at a Swanley car boot sale last weekend as well as six people arrested.

Plain clothed officers from Kent Police’s Special Constabulary and a team from Trading Standards went down to Pedham boot fair on Sunday (27) following a tip off about the sale of counterfeit clothing and DVDs.

Four men were arrested on suspicion of committing offences under the Trademark Act and two Chinese nationals were arrested and handed over to the UK Border Agency on suspicion of entering the country illegally.

The undercover team seized more than 700 fake DVDs which will be destroyed after forensic examination.

PC Ian Packer, from the Special Constabulary, said: “We had fantastic feedback from those attending the boot fait and other stall holders about the action we took against these individuals as it makes a mockery of those who are running their stalls legitimately.

“We want to promote a feeling of protection to legitimate retailers. The illegal sales of counterfeit goods have financial implications for those who are trying to make an honest living.

“People engaged in these counterfeiting offences quite often do not realise that all the offences carry a sentence of up to 10 years imprisonment.”

0 comments

Latest News

Fri, 17:06
Missing: Kaylie Hatton

Police appeal for information on Kaylie Hatton

Fri, 06:36
Seismograph instrument recording ground motion during earthquake

Police confirm that there were no injuries reported.

Thu, 15:08
Rail

Strike would have caused ‘severe impact’ on Kent services

Thu, 14:21
Hatton Garden - scene of the crime

Duo remanded in custody after hearing at London court

Most read

Competitions

You could take in stunning views of London over brunch at the Sky Garden

Celebrate lighter, brighter days with the chance of winning an indulgent brunch for two with a bottle of bubbles at Darwin, the cool and casual brasserie 36 floors up at Sky Garden.

Time to experience the dizzy heights of London's tallest attraction!

Morgan Pryce, commercial property experts based in London are offering one lucky reader the chance to win a pair of tickets to The Shard viewing platform in the city itself.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Gravesend Reporter e-edition today E-edition