Film pirate caught on film

A Glasgow man who was caught twice by Trading Standards with illegal DVDs at Ayr Sunday Market pled guilty to charges at Ayr sheriff Court last week and was sentenced to 2 years and 10 months imprisonment.

Following a 4-week surveillance operation by South Ayrshire Trading Standards, Donald Daisley was caught in a joint Trading Standards and Strathclyde Police raid as he arrived at the market in November 2003. In the boot of his vehicle officers discovered over 1800 disks, including the latest blockbusters and Celtic Football Club DVDs.

Daisley had been caught on a previous occasion several months earlier along with an associate at Ayr Sunday Market supplying illegal DVDs. Trading Standards Chiefs then ordered surveillance on him to identify other associates as the method of operation involved using young girls as runners between an associate taking orders from the public and the supply by Daisley from stock hidden in a vehicle.Daisley was due for jury trial in 2005 but failed to appear and a warrant was issued for his arrest. He was discovered in Glasgow in July 2006 and was arrested by Police and held awaiting trial for the offences relating to 2003. He subsequently pled guilty to four charges for being in possession of counterfeit DVDs outside Ayr Sunday Market and for previously failing to turn up for his trial and was sentenced to 34 months imprisonment.

Photo: Donald Daisley at his hidden vehicle with one of the teenage ‘runners.’

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