Prison for selling fake logo wheel trims

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A man has been sentenced to 18 months in prison, for selling wheel trims with fake logos, following an investigation by the council’s Trading Standards service.

Nigel Furr, 55, of Clinton Avenue, had been warned by in 2008 and 2010 about selling fake branded goods, including Vauxhall, Volkswagen, Nissan and other brands.

His home was raided by Trading Standard officers, following a complaint by Vauxhall motors and undercover test purchases in 2011.

Nigel and his son Thomas Furr attended court and pleaded guilty to offences under the Trade Marks Act 1994.

Thomas Furr received a suspended 8 months prison sentence and 180 hours of community service.