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Enfield to tackle conmen in defence of Three Lions

Published Wednesday, 09 June 2010

Enfield Council has launched a crackdown on conmen selling fake football merchandise in the run-up to the World Cup.

Trading Standards officers will be scouring local markets and pound shops on the look-out for bogus England football shirts, flags and scarves with the "three lions" emblem to ensure they are genuine.

Councillor Chris Bond, cabinet member for environment said: "We are determined to protect football fans from being exploited because of their love of their team and country.

"It's why our trading standards officers will be hunting down conmen selling fake goods to ensure Enfield residents can roar on England in a genuine Three Lions shirt!"

The operation will feature officers buying goods which will be tested for their authenticity.

Cllr Bond said: "Counterfeit goods not only rob trade from the genuine traders, they are also unlikely to have been checked to ensure they are safe and labelled correctly.

"If any officer discovers a trader is knowingly selling these goods they will be prosecuted."

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