A 72-year-old man has been found guilty of selling fake DVDs in Suffolk. 

More than 40,000 DVDs were seized from John Williams' home in October 2021 by Suffolk Trading Standards.

Officers also took computers, disc burners, a colour photo copier with some print outs of DVD box paper insert sleeves and address label stickers.

Forensic analysis of the seized computers found that Williams had sold fake DVDs when attending numerous film and TV fairs, mainly in London, and that he had a wide network of customers he sold discs to, both in the UK and abroad.

Appearing at Ipswich Crown Court on Friday, Williams, of Pot Kiln Road in Great Cornard, pleaded guilty to one offence under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1998 and one under the Trademark Act 1994.

He will be sentenced on July 24. 

Andrew Reid, Suffolk County Council cabinet member for public health and public protection, said: “I congratulate Trading Standards who worked hard to bring this matter to Court, and I would like to extend my thanks to the Film Content Protection Agency and the National Trading Standards eCrime team for their assistance.”