Police raid Camden High Street again

On Friday 5 July, working on behalf of TRAP members, Surelock investigators team together with the Police and trading standards raided 3 stalls in Buck Street market, Camden. Over 1450 counterfeit t/shirts and hooded tops bearing 33 separate music artists were seized. These included Queen, Muse, The Who, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Clash, Motorhead, Arctic…

Police raid Camden High Street

Working on behalf of TRAP members; private investigators Surelock, were involved in major raids carried out again this month in Camden High Street, London. Large teams from the Metropolitan Police, HM Immigration, Trading Standards and members of the Anti-Counterfeiting Group all worked together to stop the sale of fakes in the market place. Three premises…

Halifax man receives suspended sentence after TRAP investigation

Stephen Clarkson, 36, of High Meadows, Greetland, Halifax, and director of Custom Design UK Ltd, was handed an eight-month prison sentence, suspended for two years, at Bradford Crown Court. In 2016, West Yorkshire Trading Standards (WYTS) received information from Surelock, which represents numerous trademark holders that Custom Design UK Ltd was selling counterfeit clothing through…

Jail for persistent offender

After some great work in gathering evidence alongside the hard work of local Trading Standards. Andrew Jones of Newport was jailed whilst his wife narrowly avoided prison after they admitted selling counterfeit shirts bearing the logos of football clubs as well as rock and pop bands. The couple sold items from their home in Tone…

Man jailed for £150,000 fake clothing scam

On Friday 2 June 2017, Meraj Gul, aged 34 was sentenced to 30 months in prison at Inner London Crown Court, after pleading guilty to selling goods with unauthorised trademarks of a variety of Music artists including Justin Bieber and One Direction between March 2012 and February 2015, Gul produced, sold and distributed fake merchandise…

Camden raided… again.

This weekend witnessed another great result for all of the hard work and effort of TRAP and their partners. Many addresses in Camden and within the market being raided. The confiscated goods worth tens of thousands of pounds needed two trucks to be removed from the site. In the last few months, several of the…