The day after Justin Bieber performed in Nottingham, it has emerged that £9000 of fake Bieber merchandise was seized during a crackdown at his Birmingham NIA performance earlier this week.
The joint operation by West Midlands Police and Birmingham's Trading Standards team stopped 15 traders and seized a total of 500 posters, 100 t-shirts, 50 hooded tops and 50 lanyards - with a street value of up to £9,000.
Trading standards teams and the police in Nottingham are gearing up for a busy evening ahead of pop star Justin Bieber's appearance in the city.
They fear the teenage singer's popularity is so huge that counterfeit tickets and merchandise will be rife in the city.
Plain clothed officers and trading standards officials will seize any illegal goods being sold on the street before and after the concert. It's sold out, and 9000 fans have been queuing throughout the day.