Counterfeit vodka found in Blackpool off-licence

Counterfeit vodka was found on sale at a Blackpool off-licence and newsagents.
Counterfeit vodka was found on sale at a Blackpool off-licence and newsagents.
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Counterfeit vodka was found on sale at a Blackpool off-licence and newsagents.

Public protection officers discovered 48 bottles of fake Glen’s vodka at Booze Booze Booze, Central Drive, Blackpool.

Boss, Maureen Carpenter, 48, of Leamington Road, Blackpool, admitted possessing goods with a false trademark.

Blackpool magistrates decided she must appear at Preston Crown Court for sentence on July 22.

Lynda Bennett, prosecuting for Blackpool Council, said Officers made a check at Booze Booze Booze on January 12, and found six bottles marked Glen’s Vodka on display at the shop. More bottles of the vodka were found in the storeroom – some 48 in total, which officers believed were counterfeit, were seized.

When analysed the fake vodka was found to be five percent under strength and the alcohol had an unpleasant odour.

Michael Woosnam, defending, said his client had believed the vodka was genuine and it was a one-off purchase. The bottles of vodka seized by the local authority were worth between £480 to £580.