POPPY DAY COPY HAUL
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.