Officers raid Bovingdon Market

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Fake goods that could be worth more than £1million were seized at Bovingdon Market.

The raid on Saturday, April 21 by Herts Trading Standards and Herts police uncovered counterfeit clothes, trainers, make-up, handbags and jewellery.

Councillor Richard Thake, who oversees environment and community safety, said: “We would like to warn consumers of the dangers of purchasing counterfeit goods. These items are often of inferior quality and can be potentially dangerous.

“It is disappointing to see that these items are so easily available but hopefully this latest successful operation will serve as deterrent to other counterfeiters. We will continue to work with Bovingdon Market and the police to stamp out the sale of these goods.”

The investigation by trading standards continues.

Anyone who may have purchased counterfeit goods can get help and advice from Consumer Direct on 08454 040506.