5000 counterfeit DVDs seized from garden shed

The Metropolitan Police seized approximately 5,000 counterfeit DVDs after a house search in Brierley, New Addington, Surrey on Sunday (18th January).

A 65-year-old woman was arrested after Police and FACT investigators raided her house yesterday morning.

The DVDs were seized after the search of a garden shed at the back of the property along with a computer, printer and associated paraphernalia.

The 5,000 DVDs, valued at over £15,000, ranged from old titles to the latest titles including Defiance, featuring Daniel Craig, Seven Pounds and Four Christmases. This investigation is ongoing.

Kieron Sharp, Director General of FACT, said: “Counterfeiting destroys the profitability and viability of the UK film and TV industries, from retail and rental outlets to film production and distribution companies, employing tens of thousands of people.

FACT continues to work assisting Police and Trading Standards in tackling this persistent and lucrative criminal trade.”

Inspector Neil McPherson, Croydon Police, said: “This is a substantial seizure of what is believed to be counterfeit DVDs.”

Anyone wishing to report counterfeiting activity can call the charity CrimeStoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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