September 13, 2010 12.18 pm This story is over 162 months old

City charities receive confiscated goods

Silver lining: Counterfeit goods seized by police and Trading Standards will be donated to Lincoln charities.

Several tonnes of counterfeit goods confiscated by the Lincolnshire Trading Standards and Lincolnshire Police will be donated to Lincoln charities.

On September 15, the Nomad Trust and The Amigos Project (of the New Life Church), who give clothes to homeless people in Lincoln, will receive the goods.

Local charity His Church have sorted and graded counterfeit clothing, including tracksuits, sweatshirts, t-shirts, trainers and socks, which will be distributed.

The goods have all been seized by Lincolnshire Police and Trading Standards as part of counterfeit operations over the past months.

The clothes were sorted and any fake branding removed, ready for them to be re-distributed to charities.

“To ‘recycle’ the items in such a way as to benefit some of the most needy people in the county is a first class scheme,” said Councillor Peter Robinson, Executive Councillor for Community Safety at the Lincolnshire County Council.

Richard Humphrey, Senior Coordinator at His Church, said: “The fact that our partnership means these counterfeit products are taken out of the hands of criminals, re-branded and used to benefit the most vulnerable people in our local community is absolutely wonderful.”

Source: Lincolnshire County Council | Photo: Paul P