Dorset houses searched for counterfeit DVD operations

Dorset Police executed two separate search warrants on two houses in the Bournemouth and Poole conurbation in relation to the alleged manufacture and sale of counterfeit DVDs.

A property in the Boscombe area of Bournemouth was entered following reports of a person allegedly copying counterfeit DVDs at the address and allegedly selling them in local pubs.

A tower computer, laptop, burner tower and numerous counterfeit discs were seized including copies of recent films including The Reader, Slumdog Millionaire and Revolutionary Road.

A search warrant was also executed at the home address of a 65-year-old man in Poole following information regarding the alleged copying and supply of counterfeit DVDs in the area.

Two computers, various external hard drives, burner trays and printers were confiscated along with approximately 1,500 counterfeit DVDs.

Two men were interviewed – a 27-year-old at an address in Boscombe and a 65-year-old in Poole. Police are continuing their enquiries.

To report the manufacture or sale of counterfeit DVDs call the charity CrimeStoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or contact your local Safer Neighbourhoods team.

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