Fined: Dagenham market trader from Ilford who sold fake designer clothes

Counterfeit goods at Dagenham Sunday market. Picture: LBBD

Counterfeit goods at Dagenham Sunday market. Picture: LBBD - Credit: LBBD

A trader at Dagenham Sunday market caught flogging fake designer clothes has been ordered to pay more than £3,000.

Counterfeit goods at Dagenham Sunday market. Picture: LBBD

Counterfeit goods at Dagenham Sunday market. Picture: LBBD - Credit: LBBD

Ranjit Larr, 48, sold cheap copies of big-name brands such as Christian Dior, Ralph Lauren and Moncler.

Trademark representatives confirmed 51 items of clothing were counterfeit and without a registered trademark.

Larr, of Norfolk Road, Ilford, on Friday pleaded guilty to selling the rip-off rags at Barkingside Magistrates’ Court.

He was fined £250 and told to pay a £30 victim surcharge and £2,832 costs to the council, of which he will repay £150 each month.

Counterfeit goods at Dagenham Sunday market. Picture: LBBD

Counterfeit goods at Dagenham Sunday market. Picture: LBBD - Credit: LBBD

The court also ordered the forfeiture of all the seized clothes.

“Selling fake goods is often seen as a victimless crime but that is not the case,” said Cllr Margaret Mullane, cabinet member for enforcement and community safety.

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“All too often they are an inferior product and, in some situations, can be potentially dangerous.”