Category Archives: Trading Standards

Brothers convicted over fake shoes

market stall with shoe boxes with shoes on top on themTWO BROTHERS from Kent have been convicted of breaching the Trade Marks Act after being caught selling counterfeit trainers, shoes and boots at Rye Market.

Sukhdeav Singh, of City Way in Rochester, Kent pleaded guilty to 13 counts relating to trademark theft for having in his possession for sale counterfeit footwear with a retail value of over £170,000.

Hardev Singh, 54, pleaded guilty to three counts of breaching the Trade Marks Act, having in his possession for sale counterfeit footwear with a retail value of £36,140 and for selling a pair of counterfeit Nike trainers to an undercover Trading Standards officer.

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Fraudster must pay back profits or face jail

escc logoAN EASTBOURNE man who was caught with thousands of counterfeit car accessories has been ordered to pay back more than £59,000 or face prison time.

Mark Tykva, 37, of Wannock Lane, Eastbourne was sentenced in January 2022 to 12 months’ custody suspended for two years, with a requirement to carry out 200 hours of unpaid work, after being found guilty of eight counts of breaching the Trade Marks Act.

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Shopworker jailed for illegal tobacco stash

hand rolling tobacco packetsA SHOPWORKER in Eastbourne has been jailed for eight months following the discovery of illegal hand rolling tobacco and cigarettes at retail premises in the town.

Sarbast Hassan, who now lives at Essex Street, Hull, was sentenced at Hove Crown Court on Tuesday, July 12 after pleading guilty at Hastings Magistrates Court in March to the possession of counterfeit cigarettes for sale and possessing non UK duty paid hand rolling tobacco and cigarettes.

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