Trading Standards will patrol at concert

TRADING standards officers will be patrolling the streets around Portman Road before, during and after today's Rod Stewart concert.Previous trading standards operations have resulted in officers seizing hundreds of counterfeit items and taking court action against illegal traders.

TRADING standards officers will be patrolling the streets around Portman Road before, during and after today's concert.

Previous trading standards operations have resulted in officers seizing hundreds of counterfeit items and taking court action against illegal traders. In July last year Edward Smith, 45, of Dundonald Road Leigh on Sea Essex was caught twice selling counterfeit t-shirts at the Red Hot Chilli Peppers concert. Smith pleaded guilty to the offences against him in April this year.

Councillor Joanna Spicer, said: "Anyone selling counterfeit items is breaking the law and could face legal action. Concert goers should give these criminals a wide berth, reporting anything suspicious to concert officials or a police officer."

"Anyone who buys from these criminal is giving them the funds to rip off more people in the future. If everyone buys from legitimate traders these crooks will soon get the message and not bother coming back to Suffolk. Together with concert organisers swift action will be taken against anyone found selling counterfeit items. Anyone with concerns about counterfeit items being sold should call Consumer Direct on 08454 04 05 06."


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