ImageMatthew Taylor, prospective MP for Brighton’s Kemptown constituency has welcomed the news that eleven stalls were closed over the bank holiday market at Brighton’s Racecourse by Sussex Police and trading standards.

He says ‘This is great news for the people of Brighton. The sale of counterfeit goods is extremely dangerous to the public and hides a hidden link to organised crime, including terrorism and people trafficking.’

Police and trading standards officers closed eleven stalls and seized fake goods at the bank holiday market at Brighton Racecourse.

Officers seized a large quantity of counterfeit goods including 1,500 pouches of counterfeit tobacco with a retail value of about £23,000.

Other items seized included clothing, accessories, DVDs and sunglasses. The estimated total retail value of the haul is £98,000.

‘Sussex Police & trading services have done a great job. Well done boys and girls for protecting the people of Sussex, I salute you,’ says Matthew Taylor, an ex-royal military policeman himself who is changing one MP for another, getting ready for a show-down against Simon Kirby the sitting MP for Brighton’s Kemptown constituency, in the 2015 general election.

He says ‘Sussex Police in the community, fighting crime and arresting criminals. This can only be for the benefit of Brighton, its businesses and people. Well done Sussex Police!’

Matthew Taylor is Getting ready for 2015 and welcomes everyone to follow him at Gettingreadyfor2015.wordpress.com.

‘I urge anybody with information about counterfeit goods being sold to report it to Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.’

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