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…

Leicester counterfeiter receives 21 month suspended sentence

After painstaking investigative work by TRAP partners Surelock dating back to 2015, Ian Buckley (56), who ran clothing shop Quirk in Leicester city centre was charged with and subsequently admitted 36 offences under the Trade Marks Act. The offences related to items such as T-shirts and hooded tops bearing the names of bands such as Led…