£50,000 in counterfeit clothes, electronics and perfumes seized from Shropshire house

By Mat Growcott | Market Drayton | Homepage | Published:

About £50,000 worth of counterfeit clothes, electronics and perfumes were seized from a house in Shropshire.

A 28-year-old man was arrested for having items to be used in fraud after police pulled him over for driving in an unusual manner through Hodnet last Thursday. When it was searched, police found his car was full of goods they thought could be fake.

A house in the village was later searched, where hundreds of items were seized.

Among the goods taken were 400 pairs of trainers, football shirts, jackets, perfumes, hair straighteners and watches.

Police and Trading Standards have now launched a joint investigation.

It comes as West Mercia Police continues to crackdown on serious and organised crime as part of Protect.

Sergeant Darren Stacey said: "This is a significant amount of counterfeit goods we have seized which we suspect are likely to be linked to organised crime and reinforces our commitment to disrupting and dismantling the criminal behaviour of those involved in serious and organised crime.

"We are now working closely with Trading Standards to carry out our investigation."

Mat Growcott

By Mat Growcott
Reporter - @MGrowcott_Star

Shropshire Star reporter

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