Asbestos found in fake cigarettes in South Yorkshire shop

Counterfeit cigarettes seized in South Yorkshire
Counterfeit cigarettes seized in South Yorkshire
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Fake cigarettes sold in a South Yorkshire shop were found to contain asbestos.

Police officers seized packets of cigarettes from a shop in the Eastwood area following a tip-off that counterfeit cigarettes were being sold to children.

Tests on the cigarettes found that some contained asbestos.

An investigation is underway.

A South Yorkshire Police spokesman said: "Action will be taken with Trading Standards."

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