Hundreds of fake and illegal items seized in Greater Manchester car boot sale

Officers have seized a large amount of counterfeit items
-Credit: (Image: GMP Bolton West)


Police raided a Greater Manchester car boot sale for dodgy and illegal goods. Hundreds of counterfeit and illegal items were collected from the car boot sale at Middlebrook car park in Horwich today (June 2).

Officers descended on the car boot sale alongside trading standards officers from Bolton Council, where they discovered several items which were not fit for purpose. Police during their search seized a large amount of counterfeit items along with a large quantity of illegal vapes.

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In a post on Facebook shared this afternoon (Sunday), a statement from GMO Bolton West said: "Officers from the Bolton West team assisted officers from Bolton Council trading standards team and visited the car boot sale on the Middlebrook car park, Horwich.

-Credit:GMP Bolton West
-Credit:GMP Bolton West

Officers from trading standards seized a large amount of counterfeit items along with a large quantity of illegal vapes.

Counterfeit items are the tip of the iceberg to wider criminality such as money laundering, funding criminal gangs and the exploitation of vulnerable people.

Illegal vapes are unregulated, potentially dangerous and can be damaging to health and well being."

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