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FAKE poppy prod­ucts from China worth £150,000 have been seized by the UK Bor­der Force.

Hun­dreds of coun­ter­feit poppy-style brooches were dis­cov­ered, some bear­ing the words “Lest we for­get”, ahead of to­day’s Re­mem­brance Sun­day events.

The im­i­ta­tion goods were found among a ship­ment of nearly 8,000 scarves, badges and keyrings at Til­bury Docks in Es­sex. They were bound for an ad­dress in Manch­ester. A BRI­TISH woman held in an Egyp­tian jail ac­cused of drug smug­gling is ex­pected to have a court hear­ing later to­day, her MP says. Laura P l u m m e r, 33, in­set, was held at Hurghada air­port when 290 tra­madol pills were found in her case. The painkiller is le­gal in the UK, but re­port­edly il­le­gal in Egypt.

Held in a 15ft by 15ft cell with 25 oth­ers, Ms Plum­mer, from Hull, faces a lengthy sen­tence if con­victed. MP Karl Turner said Ms Plum­mer’s part­ner has pro­vided ev­i­dence prov­ing he has a bad back, and con­firm­ing that she was bring­ing the tablets for him. Mr Turner said the lawyer act­ing for Ms Plum­mer is con­fi­dent the ev­i­dence will help her case.

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