Musselburgh shopkeeper admits selling fake chocolate

Haddington Sheriff Court

Haddington Sheriff Court

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A shopkeeper who sold fake Willy Wonka chocolate bars in his Musselburgh shop has been fined at Haddington Sheriff Court.

Malcolm Reade (50), 21 Newbattle Road, Newtongrange, sold the confectionery from his Sweet Traditions shop in Musselburgh.

Reade pleaded guilty to selling Wonka Bars which bear packaging likely to be mistaken for a registered trademark on November 29, 2013

Depute fiscal Brent Bissett told the court: “Trading Standards received intelligence regarding the sale of fake bars from the locus and officers attended there.

“They spoke to the accused and seized two bars which were subsequently sent to Nestle.

“These were examined and found to be counterfeit by misuse of the trademark.”

Full story and more from Haddington Sheriff Court in this week’s Musselburgh News and East Lothian News.

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