Asbestos found in fake cigarettes in South Yorkshire shop

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

Thursday, 2nd March 2017, 8:26 am
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 10:04 am
Counterfeit cigarettes seized in South Yorkshire
Counterfeit cigarettes seized in South Yorkshire

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.

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