Fake bags, trainers and tracksuits seized during car boot police swoop

Arminghall Car Boot Sale Credit: Antony Kelly

Police have seized a number of fake items in a swoop on Arminghall Car Boot sale. - Credit: © ARCHANT NORFOLK PHOTOGRAPHIC

A number of counterfeit items have been seized in a police swoop on a city car boot sale.

Officers attended Arminghall Car Boot Sale at 9.30am on Sunday, April 24, and found a number of bags, trainers and tracksuits on stalls which they seized on the suspicion they were fake.

Police will now contact Norfolk Trading Standards to make them aware of the seizures and share the details of those who were selling them.

A Norfolk County Council spokeswoman said: “We are liaising with the police as to any further enforcement action needed in this case and to share the intelligence arising from this operation.”

Following the incident, the council's anti-counterfeit team issued a series of advice:

  • Always buy from a reputable stockist (including internet sites and platforms) or duty‐free outlet.
  • If a deal looks too good to be true, it most probably is.
  • Look out for poor quality labelling, including spelling mistakes and poor grammar.
  • Look out for fake versions of well-known brands and be wary of unusual brand names you haven’t seen before.

To report counterfeit goods contact the Citizens Advice Consumer Service on 0808 223 1133.

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