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£30K of counterfeit and ‘over-proof’ alcohol seized at Notting Hill Carnival

Police officers on patrol at this year’s Notting Hill Carnival seized a considerable quantity of counterfeit and ‘over-proof’ alcohol this morning, Monday 31 August. The seizure was made at around 11:00hrs on the corner of Ladbroke Grove and Elgin Crescent, W11.
The alcohol, which is estimated to have a street value in excess of £30,000, included over 260 bottles of assorted spirits and Champagne, over 50 cases of beer and cider, and six large containers of rum punch.
The alcohol has been examined and is believed to be counterfeit and over-proof.
The matter has been referred to Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Trading Standards.
‘Over-proof’ alcohol refers to alcohol containing a greater proportion of alcohol than proof spirit, usually containing more than 50 percent alcohol by volume.

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