Leyland fake designer stash

Preston Magistrates court

Preston Magistrates court

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This is the haul of fake designer clothes, accessories and fragrances found in a black market trader’s bedroom.

Daniel Dixon, 27, of Ryan Close, Leyland, was peddling the illicit products on his Facebook page, Preston Magistrates’ Court heard.

Officers attended Ryan Close and 105 items including bags, clothing and fragrances were seized

The products, which also included aftershave, GHD hair straightening kits, and illicit tobacco, were found at his home - three years after 67 counterfeit items were found in his room at his parents address in Bamber Bridge.

Prosecuting for Lancashire Trading Standards, Claire Box said: “Mr Dixon came back on the radar in early 2014 when information was received he was selling tobacco on Facebook.

“Officers attended Ryan Close and 105 items including bags, clothing and fragrances were seized. Various samples were sent to Adidas, Chanel and other firms and all were confirmed to be counterfeit.”

She added the sale of contraband products on Facebook is an “increasing problem” for authorities.

Dixon admitted 19 trademark offences, was given an 18 month community order and must pay a £35 fine, £60 surcharge and £150 costs.

Defending, Simon Lloyd said he had mental health issues.