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England’s Black Market Hotspots Exposed

The trade in fake goods is putting hundreds of jobs at risk, experts have warned, as a BBC investigation shows the extent of the black market in England’s biggest cities. Trading standards figures showed hotspots in Manchester, Birmingham and Newham in east London. Commonly copied items included Beats by Dr Dre headphones, branded phone covers […]

Counting the Cost – The Trade in Counterfeit Goods in Manchester

The Government has published a report that reveals in stark terms the impact of counterfeiting and the sale of black market goods in Manchester. Ministerial Foreword This Government is committed to protecting the public from the insidious threat posed by organised crime, and is fighting against its lifeblood – the black market economy. This cause […]

Schoolboy, 8, Hospitalised Playing Deadly New Children’s Game of ‘Sleeper’

Eight-year-old boy was hospitalised after being suffocated during ‘game’ In it child’s nose and mouth are held shut by another until they pass out Police in Manchester are warning that ‘sleeper’ prank is potentially fatal Councillor says craze must be stopped before ‘we have a terrible tragedy’ An eight-year-old boy was taken to hospital after […]

Counterfeit Toys Worth £500k Bound for Christmas Market are Seized in Salford

Fake and dangerous toys, worth £500,000, heading for the Christmas market have been seized in Salford. Peppa Pig, Disney’s Frozen, Angry Birds, and Super Mario counterfeit goods were among the huge haul. Some are difficult to distinguish from the real products – but have no warnings or safety advice on the packaging and the materials […]

Fakes in Manchester Raids Exceed £2m

On Friday 18th October 2013 Greater Manchester Police commenced  an ad-hoc disruption activity in Harris Street, Cheetham Hill, M8. The police entered a couple of shops that were open to the public and seized a range of counterfeit goods including clothing, bags, UGG’s, Beats headphones, jewellery and watches estimated at upwards of £250 k No […]