Probe after fake goods seized

AN investigation was continuing today after more than 250 items which are believed to be counterfeit were seized during a raid at Ipswich market.

AN investigation was continuing today after more than 250 items which are believed to be counterfeit were seized during a raid at Ipswich market.

Two police officers and four Suffolk Trading Standards officers swooped on a stall in the Cornhill at about 9.35am on Friday, seizing the alleged counterfeit items, which included cushions, blankets and books.

Shoppers in the town looked on as about 40 bags worth of goods were taken away to be investigated.

Trading Standards officials carried out test purchases four to six weeks before the raid.

Sasha Watson, one of the officers, said: “We will be talking to the stallholder as part of our investigation.”

Earlier last month, police arrested two people on suspicion of selling counterfeit products following raids at Temptation Accessories in The Walk, Ipswich, and Temptation Accessories Two, in Colchester.

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Officers from Suffolk Trading Standards, which formed part of the joint investigation with police, seized 100 bags of goods and ten boxes of cosmetic products from the Ipswich store, which were alleged to be fake.

Two people were arrested on suspicion of selling counterfeit goods.

A 31-year-old woman from Ipswich was bailed until October 2, pending further enquiries, while a 22-year-old woman from Colchester was bailed until October 3.

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