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Man arrested after Trading Standards find suspected stolen goods in Brighton off-licence

On Tuesday (14th February) a man, 45, was arrested after Trading Standards uncovered items they believe to be stolen during an inspection.

Officers were seen carrying out a large number of goods in including evidence bags marked Hot chocolate powder. They were also seen handling Cadbury’s Mini Eggs.

This morning a Police spokesperson said: “Police were called to support Trading Standards at a shop in St James’s Street in Brighton at around 1.15pm on Tuesday (14 February).

A 45-year-old man from Brighton was arrested on suspicion of handling stolen goods and remains in custody at this time.”

Police were seen still at the premises at 7:30pm.

A council spokesperson commented on the inspection saying: “During an inspection carried out at Family Shopper, 20 St James’ Street, our Trading Standards team found a large number of items that they suspected of being stolen.

“The team called the police and handed the scene over to them.

The man remains in custody at this time.

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