Hoxton market trader ordered to pay £3,800 for selling fake goods

A Hoxton market trader, Michael Missing was fined £800 and ordered to pay £3,000 costs after pleading guilty to the supply and sale of counterfeit clothing from his market stall.

Mr Missing was sentenced by Judge HHJ Dawson at Snaresbrook Crown Court on 9 April 2013. He was ordered to pay within 56 days or 28 days imprisonment was to be served in default.

Hackney shops and market stalls are places where people want to find genuine goods sold at decent prices. Those caught selling counterfeit good by trading standards are cheating the public of a fair deal. The message is clear Hackney Council will investigate and prosecute when we have the evidence to do so.
Cllr Feryal Demirci, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods, Hackney Council

On 3 December and 17 December 2013, officers from Hackney Trading Standards seized a quantity of  counterfeit Timberland, Abercrombie & Fitch and Polo Ralph Lauren tee shirts and sweaters from Michael Missing’s stall in Hoxton St Market. The market value of the counterfeit goods seized had an estimated total of £2,500.
Michael Missing who lives in Stockton, Essex pleaded guilty to counts 1-4 on the indictment and his fine of £800 equates to £200 for each count.Counts 1; in possession custody and control, in the course of a business goods, namely Abercrombie & Fitch t/shirts 2; Polo Ralph Lauren T/shirts 3; Polo Ralph Lauren Sweaters, and 4; Timberland T/shirts that were copies of a registered trade mark.