Top award for council

DERBYSHIRE County Council’s work to crackdown on the sale of counterfeit goods throughout the East Midlands has won national acclaim.

Trading standards officers from DCC work with the East Midlands ‘Scambusters’ Team.

The successes of Scambusters earned a prestigious award from the Anti-Counterfeiting Group – the UK’s industry task force which tackles the global trade of counterfeit goods.

One of the team’s investigations resulted in two men being jailed for their part in importing thousands of counterfeit goods from China.

Among them were fake ghd hair straighteners which were dangerous and a potential fire hazard.