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Fake goods clampdown at Dagenham Sunday Market wins trading standards team award

PUBLISHED: 07:00 05 July 2013

Dagenham Sunday Market

Dagenham Sunday Market

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A clampdown on fake items sold at a local market has won a trading standards team a national award.

Barking and Dagenham Council’s trading standards team picked up a gong for its work in tackling counterfeit goods and rogue traders at Dagenham Sunday Market, alongside market operators Charfleets.

The team received the Highly Commended award at the Anti Counterfeiting Group’s Annual awards in Brighton (on June 19) and picked up £250 to be spent on Trading Standards Institute courses and technical equipment to help improve services.

Cllr Jeanne Alexander, cabinet member for crime, justice and communities, said: “Trading standards work tirelessly to make sure the public is protected from fake and counterfeit goods - much of this work going unnoticed and under the radar.

“We don’t want our residents to be conned into spending their hard-earned money on fake, faulty or dangerous goods.

“Trading Standards has done a great job, at Dagenham Sunday Market in particular, and it is heartening for them to receive a national award in recognition of their efforts.”

Regular visits are carried out by the team to check products, speak to traders, confiscate counterfeit goods and liaise with major brands to identify products that aren’t all that they seem.


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