TRADING standards bosses are to continue a city-wide battle against people selling fake and bogus goods, after councillors voted against focussing on York's central market.

As reported in The Press last week, City of York Council has carried out a study into the scale and nature of counterfeit goods traders in the city.

The report revealed 22 people had been prosecuted in the last three years, with combined fines and court costs of more than £10,000.

Their crimes included selling fake DVDs online and at Rufforth car boot sale, while copies of top-label T-shirts, handbags and sunglasses have also frequently been found by trading standards officers.

The council's licensing and regulatory committee had requested the study look specifically at Newgate Market in the city centre, but officers said only one complaint had been made about that in the past 18 months.

For more details see The Press today.