Fake goods traders kicked out of Church Street Market in Marylebone
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A trader whose stock was 90 per cent of fake was one of five sellers who were kicked out of a market in Marylebone for selling counterfeit items.
The sellers at Church Street market have all had their licence revoked by Westminster Council following a crackdown on counterfeit goods.
All were found selling a number of fake items including sunglasses, headphones, shoes and handbags during a swift raid of the market.
The casual traders are expelled for good but those with a permanent stall have 21 days to appeal.
Cllr Daniel Astaire, Westminster Council’s cabinet member for business and economic development, said: “These individuals are defrauding the public by presenting shoddy and potentially dangerous items as branded goods.
“Let the message be clear – we are stepping up our efforts to tackle rogue traders at markets across Westminster. If you are selling counterfeit goods then you should expect to have your licence revoked.
“We will not stand for dishonest traders in our markets.”