Fake Adidas, Nike and Prada goods worth 2m seized in Manchester raids – BBC News

Fake Adidas, Nike and Prada goods worth 2m seized in Manchester raids – BBC News


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Image caption The items seized included fake Adidas and Converse tracksuits and Nike trainers

Counterfeit goods with an estimated street value of more than 2m, including one shop’s entire stock, have been seized in raids in Manchester.

A number of businesses suspected of selling counterfeit goods were raided on Moulton Street, Strangeways, on 13 and 16 December.

The items seized included fake Louis Vuitton, Prada and Vivienne Westwood handbags, Nike trainers and Adidas and Converse tracksuits.

Counterfeit jewellery was also seized.

Image copyright Manchester City Council
Image caption The raids follows similar ones in November when 1m worth of goods were seized

The items seized in the raids, conducted by Greater Manchester Police and Trading Standards officers, filled two 40ft (12m) containers.

The raids follow similar ones in November when goods worth an estimated 1m were seized, Manchester City Council said.

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Manchester’s Cheetham Hill, near where the most recent raids took place, has been nicknamed “Counterfeit Street” because of the widespread sale of fake goods there.

Intellectual Property Minister Baroness Neville-Rolfe described it as “almost like the counterfeit capital of the UK”.

Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-38391117

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