Rag-trade raids yield pounds 2m of fakes

Clothing with fake designer labels worth more than pounds 2m was seized yesterday in what is believed to be the biggest ever haul in this country.

Police and trading standards officers from Havering Council raided homes and warehouses across Essex and east London in an attempt to smash the counterfeit clothing ring worth tens of thousands of pounds a month. Five men were arrested and were taken to Romford police station in Essex.