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Police donate fake goods to Glasgow charity

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​Over £300,000 of designer fakes go to Glasgow the Caring City for distribution abroad.

More than £300,000 of counterfeit designer clothing is going to charity.

The fakes include counterfeit Ugg boots, Armani t-shirts, Adidas trainers and Prada tracksuits seized by police on raids at the Barras market in Glasgow.

It will allow us to continue to support our overseas work, while at the same time allow us to divert much needed assistance and caring to the people of the West of Scotland - Neil Galbraith

They are to be given to Glasgow the Caring City and then shipped abroad to people in need.

Chief inspector David Pettigrew, local area commander at the London Road Police Office in Glasgow, said rather than destroying the clothing, they thought it would make more sense that a local charity benefit from the donation.

"For us this is a win, win situation. We take them from the criminals and give to people in need.

"We have the consent and support of the brands to make the donation, for which we are very grateful."

Glasgow the Caring City chief executive Rev Neil Galbraith said the donation was much needed.

He said: "It will allow us to continue to support our overseas work, while at the same time allow us to divert much needed assistance and caring to the people of the west of Scotland through the resources being saved and the costs inolved.”

The charity helps children in need at home and overseas by supporting programmes of health, education and security while working in partnership with local communities.

 

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Mary O'the Colonies
over 8 years ago
This will annoy the lads down at the station who usually divvy up all the nicked gear and share it out to another "good cause" - themselves.