Fleetwood mum and son in court over allegations of fake goods at shop called 'Bling'

Mavis Chamberlain, 77, and Darren Chamberlain, 49, both of Blakiston Street, Fleetwood, appeared in the dock alongside each other at Lincoln Crown Court.
Mavis Chamberlain, 77, and Darren Chamberlain, 49, both of Blakiston Street, Fleetwood, appeared in the dock alongside each other at Lincoln Crown Court.
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A mother and son from Fleetwood have appeared in court on fake branded goods charges after it was alleged that more than 2,000 items of criminal property were found at a shop called "Bling" on the Lincolnshire coast.

Mavis Chamberlain, 77, and Darren Chamberlain, 49, both of Blakiston Street, Fleetwood, appeared in the dock alongside each other at Lincoln Crown Court.

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Mr Chamberlain pleaded not guilty to 20 offences of using an unauthorised trademark after items, including trainers with an Adidas pattern, were seized from the “Bling Shop” in Trunch Lane, Chapel St Leonards.

He also denied a single charge of possessing over 2,300 items of criminal property including clothing and jewellery relating to the same business.

It is alleged the offences occurred between March 8 and March 27 last year.

Judge Andrew Easteal adjourned Mr Chamberlain’s case for a trial at Lincoln Crown Court in November.

The trial is expected to last two days.

The court heard Mrs Chamberlain pleaded guilty pleas to 21 charges of using an unauthorised trademark and possessing items of criminal property when she appeared at Boston Magistrates Court earlier this year.

Mrs Chamberlain will be sentenced at a later date, following the preparation of a probation report.

The pair were granted unconditional bail until they next appear in court.