Man jailed over counterfeit DVDs

A man who had hundreds of counterfeit DVDs for sale has been jailed following a prosecution by Liverpool Trading Standards.

Lie He Lin, aged 37, was sentenced to four weeks imprisonment at the city’s magistrates court after admitting having 446 counterfeit DVDs and two more which did not bear age classification certificates.

The court heard that he was arrested for a separate matter outside the Adelphi Hotel in 2014 when he was found to have 134 DVDs on him. A search of his then address in Highgate Street, Edge Hill, found the other DVDs.

He failed to attend a court hearing and a warrant was issued for his arrest and he was arrested when he returned to this country last week.

Councillor Steve Munby, cabinet member for neighbourhoods, said: “Sale of pirated goods is not a victimless crime. It harms legitimate traders and can support organised crime. We will not hesitate to prosecute those who sell counterfeit goods.”