Harrow Council officers have cracked down on unscrupulous traders with a series of dangerous goods seizures in Harrow town centre.
Alongside police , officers have confiscated 15 electrical items that posed a fire risk, including travel adapters and phone chargers, as well as 45 counterfeit items for sale, including phones, phone covers, sunglasses, belt buckles and cigarette lighters were also seized.
Police and council officers have already had significant success this year, removing thousands of pounds worth of dodgy stock from Harrow’s shelves, including illegal cigarettes and alcohol.
The Met police has clamped down on counterfeit goods across London in recent months, with a recent success coming after 1,000 items worth nearly £20,000 were recovered from a raid in Portobello Road .
Harrow Council also held a 'Day of Action' in Harrow town centre which saw police, council officers and others advising members of the public on topics including recycling, home security, job-hunting, diet and exercise.
Cllr Graham Henson, who has cabinet responsibility for crime prevention, said: "This willingness to rip-off consumers or expose them to harm is downright wrong.
"Dodgy traders should think twice before trying to exploit the people of Harrow – we’re tough and very happy to prosecute."