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Market trader prosecuted for selling counterfeit goods

PUBLISHED: 12:18 27 May 2015 | UPDATED: 12:18 27 May 2015

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Trading Standards confiscated nearly 160 items

A market trader in Bexleyheath has been prosecuted for selling counterfeit goods.

Trainers, hooded tops and tracksuits bearing false Ralph Lauren and Adidas logos were among 159 items which Bexley Trading Standards seized from Gulab Singh, known as Tony.

Singh, 45, of Latham Road, Bexleyheath, was found guilty of four charges of possessing counterfeit goods under the Trademarks Act at Inner London Crown Court.

Bexley Council said the evidence against Singh was “overwhelming” and that his defence was “full of inconsistencies and untruths”, but that Singh, who had debts of £12,500, was remorseful.

He was sentenced to 120 hours of unpaid work and was told he would forfeit the counterfeit items.

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