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July 18, 2018 12.06 pm This story is over

Curfew and community order for fake clothes sellers

The sellers must pay costs and victim surcharges

Over 6,000 items of counterfeit clothing were seized and taken out of circulation after a successful Trading Standards raid on the Lincolnshire coast.

The ‘Operation Sunflower’ sting at Glen Park Market in Ingoldmells in August 2017 resulted in the prosecution of two male stall holders – John Sharma Lal and Ved Parkash.

Sharma Lal was sentenced to a 12-month community order with 150 hours of unpaid work after pleading guilty to selling counterfeit clothing, including Adidas, Hugo Boss and Nike.

Sharma Lal was also ordered to pay a contribution of £200 costs and a victim surcharge of £85, which will be paid at £10 per fortnight.

In the first case 2,276 items of clothing were seized.

Two male stall holders – John Sharma Lal and Ved Parkash – were prosecuted. Photo: Lincolnshire County Council

Ved Parkash was handed a stand-alone electronically monitored curfew for three months (7pm to 7am daily) after pleading guilty to selling counterfeit clothing at the same location.

Parkash was also ordered to pay a contribution of £200 costs and victim surcharges of £85, which will be paid at £10 per fortnight.

This second case concerned the discovery of 3,854 items of clothing including Nike and Hugo Boss.

In both cases witness statements were provided by a range of Trademark holders that the goods seized were indeed counterfeit.

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