Police raid stall at a car boot sale

Eagle eyed...police community safety officers Natalie Duvnjak and Matt Kiff spotted fake goods at Saddington car boot.'PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER
Eagle eyed...police community safety officers Natalie Duvnjak and Matt Kiff spotted fake goods at Saddington car boot.'PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER

Suspected counterfeit clothing with a sale value of more than £800 has been seized from a stall at a Harborough district car boot sale.

Police confiscated the clothing, which included branded football shirts and Ralph Lauren tops, from Saddington Car Boot Sale on Sunday.

Police are now waiting for county Trading Standards experts to confirm whether the clothing is fake or not.

Pc Malc Roberts, based at Market Harborough police station, said police, including plain clothes officers, had been on patrol at the car boot sale after reports of pickpockets.

“We also look at car boot sales for stolen goods” he added.

It was two local PCSOs - Matthew Kiff and Natalie Duvnjak - who spotted the alleged counterfeit goods, he said.

Police seized 88 items, which were selling for between £5 and £15 at the car boot sale.

Genuine Ralph Lauren tops retail from around £70 on the company’s own website.

Saddington Car Boot Sale bills itself as the biggest car boot sale in Leicestershire, with regular attendance from more than 500 car booters and thousands of visitors.

It has been held on fields between Kibworth and Saddington since 1992.

Traders can set up stall for as little as £6.