Fake Pandora and Tiffany jewels seized at car boot

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Police confiscate 100 pieces of counterfeit jewellery in Sunday raid.

A hoard of counterfeit Pandora and Tiffany jewellery was seized at a car boot sale in Lancashire last weekend.

Lancashire Police have said that 100 pieces of fake Pandora and Tiffany jewellery were seized from the Norcross Lane Sunday Car Boot Sale in Thornton Cleveleys.

The fake jewellery formed part of a wider haul carried out by Lancashire Police that yielded £10,000 worth of counterfeit goods. The raid was carried out following a previous visit to the car boot sale by undercover police officers.

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Lancashire County Councillor Albert Atkinson said: “The sale of fake goods also adversely affects honest businesses who lose sales and puts local jobs at risk. Counterfeiting is often perceived as a victimless crime. However, a recent report indicated that 60% of organised criminal gangs involved in counterfeiting are also involved in drug trafficking."

People selling counterfeit jewellery can face prosecution under the Trade Marks Act 1994 and could face a maximum jail term of 10 years. Anyone wishing to report the sale of fake jewellery can do so by calling Consumer Direct on 08454 04 05 06.

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