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Seized fake goods sent to needy
Counterfeit goods, seized by Trading Standards in Gloucestershire, are being sent to families abroad.

A lorry load of fake designer clothes and shoes, with their labels removed, will make its way to Eastern Europe and Africa on Friday.

Fake DVDs and CDs, also seized, will be recycled and re-used.

Officers are working with the charity His Supplies, which ensures the goods do not get back on the market, but to poverty-stricken communities.

Head of trading standards, Roger Marles, said: "We work hard throughout the year to prevent the sale of counterfeit goods.

"But once cases have been through the court, it's our responsibility to get rid of all the goods we've seized."


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