Suffolk: Trading Standards officers head to Olympic Park

A GROUP of trading standards officers are set to play an important part in the Games by keeping visitors safe from fraudsters.

Seven officers from Suffolk County Council have been hand-picked to represent Suffolk alongside officers from around the country by protecting people from rogue traders at the main Olympic Park and the surrounding area.

They will be setting their sights on ticket touts, buskers, souvenir sellers and advertisers to make sure that people are not victims of scams, and products on sale are safe, genuine and of no danger to the hundreds of thousands of people who will be visiting the Games.

Councillor Colin Spence, cabinet member for public protection, said: “Our trading standards team has a vital supporting role at the biggest show on earth.

“With such a major event, we know there could be problems with fake or unsafe goods, and it’s the officers’ job to ensure people enjoy this fantastic event with no risk to their health or wallets.

“They will also work alongside the police and others to keep approach routes clear as the Olympic teams enter and leave the main stadiums.

“Suffolk may not be hosting an Olympic event, but I’m very proud that we can provide such an important contribution to the Games.”

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