The Federation Against Copyright Theft Internet Investigations Team led police to a 22-year-old man in Canning Town, East London, who was taken in for questioning regarding the sale of counterfeit DVDs on eBay.

It is believed that the illegal trader was making thousands of pounds a month selling blackmarket TV and film titles including 24, The Sopranos and Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire. A joint raid between Newham Borough Metropolitan Police and Newham Council Trading Standards led to the seizure of PC equipment and several hundred illegal discs, as well as counterfeit clothes, shoes, jewellery and iPods.