Over 6,000 items of counterfeit clothing were seized and taken out of circulation after a successful Trading Standards raid on the Lincolnshire coast.
The ‘Operation Sunflower’ sting at Glen Park Market in Ingoldmells in August 2017 resulted in the prosecution of two male stall holders – John Sharma Lal and Ved Parkash.
Sharma Lal was sentenced to a 12-month community order with 150 hours of unpaid work after pleading guilty to selling counterfeit clothing, including Adidas, Hugo Boss and Nike.
Sharma Lal was also ordered to pay a contribution of £200 costs and a victim surcharge of £85, which will be paid at £10 per fortnight.
In the first case 2,276 items of clothing were seized.
Ved Parkash was handed a stand-alone electronically monitored curfew for three months (7pm to 7am daily) after pleading guilty to selling counterfeit clothing at the same location.
Parkash was also ordered to pay a contribution of £200 costs and victim surcharges of £85, which will be paid at £10 per fortnight.
This second case concerned the discovery of 3,854 items of clothing including Nike and Hugo Boss.
In both cases witness statements were provided by a range of Trademark holders that the goods seized were indeed counterfeit.