Fake England shirts sold online

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AN ONLINE trader who sold hundreds of fake England shirts has been handed a suspended prison sentence.

Paul Jones, aged 40, of Handley Road, New Whittington, Derbyshire, was given an eight month term, suspended for two years, after admitting four charges under the Trade Marks Act 1994.

He was also ordered to carry out 200 hours of unpaid work.

Jones was caught out in an investigation after a complaint was lodged by England’s official kit suppliers, Umbro.

Trading standards officers found he used eBay and Paypal accounts belonging to a friend and his partner to sell 461 counterfeit England shirts ahead of the 2010 World Cup.