By Claire Maxwell
Thousands of pounds worth of fake goods have been seized from stalls at Bovingdon market.
Counterfeit CDs, DVDs, clothing and watches with a street value of around £100,000 were taken from four stalls on Saturday, November 9 following a raid by Hertfordshire Trading Standards, Hertfordshire Constabulary and Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC).
Adidas, Stone Island, Ralph Lauren and Lyle and Scott were among the brand names that were seized. The total number of confiscated items of clothing from the seizures was around 1,500 items. There were also around 7,000 CDs and DVDs taken.
While the raid was taking place, two other stallholders ran off and left behind a further 2,000 branded items which included Beats headphones and speakers, Rolex watches and a range of branded clothing. Police officers also seized more than £1,000 in cash from the various stallholders.
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