City stall trader is jailed

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A CITY stall trader has been sent to prison for selling counterfeit goods.

Mr Haron Nori, 26, of Hayes, Middlesex, was sentenced to four months in prison at Huntingdon Crown Court on Friday, following a case brought by Milton Keynes Council’s trading standards service.

Mr Nori had pleaded guilty to multiple counterfeiting offences under the Trade Marks Act 1994 when he appeared before Peterborough Magistrates Court in May.

The court had heard Mr Nori had been spotted selling fake goodsfrom his stall at the Xscape Centre in Central Milton Keynes and, during a raid by trading standards officers, was caught with a large quantity of fake footcare Ped Eggs.

Mr Nori also forfeited a total of £2,320 cash seized ficersunder the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 and the court ordered that all of the stock seized from him be destroyed.

Karen Ford, Head of Trading Standards for Milton Keynes Council, said: “This sentence is a strong deterrent to anyone who thinks that they can make a quick buck by selling illegal and shoddy goods in Milton Keynes.

“This action sends a clear message to our residents and businesses that we will do all we can to protect and support legitimate enterprise here at the same time.”