Brick Lane counterfeit film seller jailed

A PIRATE DVD seller has been sentenced to eight months in jail after she admitted selling counterfeit films in Brick Lane. Feng Lin, 36, of Mendip House on the Woodberry Down Estate, Finsbury Park, was jailed after a hearing at Thames Magistrates Court o

A PIRATE DVD seller has been sentenced to eight months in jail after she admitted selling counterfeit films in Brick Lane.

Feng Lin, 36, of Mendip House on the Woodberry Down Estate, Finsbury Park, was jailed after a hearing at Thames Magistrates' Court on Wednesday last week.

Miss Lin was arrested on Sunday, April 18 after cops spotted her setting up a cardboard box displaying various DVDs for sale outside the Sunday Up Market near the Old Truman Brewery in Brick Lane.

The court also dealt with the selling of illegal DVDs in Brick Lane in August last year and a breach of a suspended sentence.

PC Dan Murphy: "We are actively targeting criminality in the local markets, working closely with council market inspectors.

"Copyright theft and illegal DVDs are linked into organised crime. We are working at a local level to deter such crime and this sentence reflects the seriousness of the offence.