Leicestershire Trading Standards donates fake clothing to charity

The Leicestershire Trading Standards team is set to donate fake goods worth about £120,000 to charity.

A county council spokesman said over the past 18 months, trading standards had seized thousands of fake Nike, Adidas, Jack Wills and Ugg items.

The county council is now working with National Police Aid Convoys which removes fake labels, rebrands the clothes and donates them to charity.

Most of the goods came from Castle Donington market, the team said.

Byron Rhodes, Leicestershire County Council's cabinet member for trading standards, said: "I'm pleased we are working with the Police Aid Convoys to ensure fake goods can be put to good use."

Before the council joined up with the charity, fake goods would have been recycled or destroyed.

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