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Counterfeit DVDs seized

Posted: 27/02/2008 20:49:33

Police have seized 6,000 counterfeit DVDs being sold in Redditch.

Around 4,000 DVDs were seized in Bartleet Road on Sunday 24th February and 2,000 the previous Sunday, 17th February.

They included titles which are not on release yet, including the new Rambo film which is only just out at the cinema.

The DVDs were being sold at a stall on the side of the road outside the official car boot sale site.

PC Paul Downes, Local Policing Officer for Matchborough, said: "Sale of counterfeit DVDs is a current PACT priority for Matchborough, which demonstrates it is something members of the local community have concerns about.

"The production of counterfeit DVDs has links to serious and organised crime, and in addition, counterfeit DVDs are often very poor quality.

"We are working closely with our colleagues from trading standards and with the organisers of the car boot sale, and officers will be carrying out patrols over the coming weeks."

One trader's details have been passed to trading standards.

Matchborough councillor Juliet Brunner added: "I am delighted by the rapid response by partners, which yet again shows how the PACT process is working well in Matchborough."

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