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Seven men were arrested today by Greater Manchester Police as part of a major operation targeting the manufacture of counterfeit films, music, video games and software and the sale of those counterfeit goods in Grey Mare Lane Market and an illegal market near to Burnage Rugby Club. Officers from GMP and Stockport Council Trading Standards were assisted by investigators from the Federation Against Copyright Theft (‘FACT’) and the BPI, representing the film and music industries respectively.
The seven arrested have been taken to police stations for questioning.
Quantities of counterfeit discs, computers and disc burning equipment were seized and have been taken away for examination.