Counterfeit T-shirt mastermind jailed for 15 months

May 2010


Mark Blenkiron of Norwich has been sentenced to 15 months imprisonment after being found guilty of producing and selling counterfeit T-shirt for artists including Queen, Led Zepplin and Guns ‘N’ Roses.  Blenkion was arrested after Harringey Trading Standards raided his warehouse in North London and discovered a total of 8,600 items with a retail value in excess of £43,000 (E47,000). The raid was a result of information provided by security and intelligence firm Iridium Consultancy. Investigations showed he had ordered 200,000 blank T-shirts from one supplier alone. A Proceeds of Crime Act investigation has begun to recover profits Blenkiron made from his business, Shock Horror Limited. Blenkiron pleaded guilty to the charges at London’s Wood Green Crown Court.

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