Bexleyheath market trader faces more than £100,000 costs after selling fake clothes and shoes

PUBLISHED: 10:47 06 June 2016

Bexley Magistrates Court

Bexley Magistrates Court


Gulab Sing appeared at Inner London Crown Court on May 31

A Bexleyheath market trader has just three months to pay a near £90,000 Confiscation Order or he faces jail for selling counterfeit goods.

Gulab Singh, also known as Tony Singh or Digpal Singh, of Latham Road, could face nine months in prison if he fails to pay the £89,345, he would still have to pay the full amount afterwards.

The hearing came after a four-year case led by Bexley’s Trading Standards team.

In August 2012, the team used a warrant to enter Mr Singh’s home, where a large amount of clothes and shoes were seized.

But despite what a judge called overwhelming evidence, Mr Singh pleaded not guilty to four counts of unauthorised use of trademarks and the matter went to trial at Inner London Crown Court.

After a three day trial Mr Singh was found guilty on all four counts.

The judge said: “You chose to try and get away with it, even though the evidence was overwhelming.

“You have a right to trial, but that right is not free.”

The former market trader was ordered to pay £11,000 on top of the Confiscation Order.

He must also perform 120 hours of unpaid work.

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