Fighting the scourge of counterfeit goods

seized: Trading Standards Manager Mark Hughes with the haul of 20,000 cigarettes and more than 10kg of rolling tobacco.
seized: Trading Standards Manager Mark Hughes with the haul of 20,000 cigarettes and more than 10kg of rolling tobacco.

IN the run up to Christmas, Trading Standards officers in Nottinghamshire are stepping up their campaign to seize counterfeit goods.

Undercover officers will be visiting markets and car boot sales across the county, including those in Eastwood and Kimberley, to see if they can spot the fakes.

A Nottinghamshire County Council spokesperson said: “The run up to Christmas is a peak time for sales of fakes including copies of toys, perfumes, DVDs, alcohol, cigarettes and designer clothes and Trading Standards is warning some products may not be all they seem.”