£80,000 of fake clothes seized from Dagenham Sunday Market
PUBLISHED: 12:02 26 May 2015 | UPDATED: 12:02 26 May 2015
Fake clothes estimated to be worth up to £80,000 have been seized from Dagenham Sunday Market.
Around 800 polo shirts, shorts and sunglasses – many imitating brands such as Ralph Lauren, Georgio Armani and Ray Ban – were found during an investigation by trading standards officers on Sunday, May 17.
Councillor Laila Butt, cabinet member for crime and enforcement, said: “Fake goods are not just a fashion crime, they undermine genuine traders and rip off people who are often struggling to make ends meet with the lure of cheap goods.
“Counterfeit goods are often shoddily made and leave the buyer with no chance of a refund and out of pocket.”
If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Barking and Dagenham Post. Click the link in the orange box above for details.