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Children benefit from fake goods
A selection of the counterfeit goods seized at the fair
A selection of the counterfeit goods seized at the fair
African children are to benefit after counterfeit sports gear was seized at the world famous Auld Lammas Fair.

Among the fake goods recovered by police were Northern Ireland jerseys and George Best football shirts

Police have revealed that some of the seized counterfeit clothing has been given to charities to send to Africa.

Other items confiscated have been destroyed. Counterfeit goods worth 100,000 were seized at the fair last month.

Police said at least three people are to be reported to the Public Prosecutions Service with a view to prosecution in relation to the seizures.

The illegal goods seized during the two-day operation included clothing, sunglasses and football wristbands.

The police said they seized counterfeit goods worth almost 10m in Northern Ireland last year.




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