'De-branded' counterfeit goods given to charity

Counterfeit goods, similar to these, are usually destroyed or given back to the brand holders Credit: ITV News Border

Goods seized as part of anti-counterfeiting operations in Dumfries and Galloway are being handed to a local charity today.

Counterfeit goods are normally either destroyed of returned to the brand holder when they are discovered but, today 9 July, charity Planet Zero will receive the items.

Planet Zero has a history of working with Trading Standards in this manner.

They will 'de-brand' clothing by overwriting their own logo onto offending trademarks or remove them altogether.

The 'Planet Zero' goods are then donated to third world or disadvantaged communities.

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Charity to benefit from counterfeit goods

Police have been working with the Dumfries and Galloway Council to tackle the counterfeiting, and they are now donating hundreds of pounds worth of clothes confiscated to charity.