Sheffield students warned over counterfeit 'toxic booze'

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Students in Sheffield are being warned about the dangers of buying counterfeit alcohol by trading standards officers.

The warning comes as city officers say they are visiting all alcohol-selling shops to make sure illegal bottles are not being held or sold.

A purge in the city has seen 2,000 bottles seized and action taken against 15 traders in the last few months.

A city councillor said students "liked a bargain" but warned of health dangers, including blindness.

Trading standards officers contacted all retailers selling alcohol in the city offering information leaflets letting them know how to spot counterfeit products, and warning them of the dangers of selling the bottles.

The penalties for retailers caught include a fine of up to £5,000, a criminal record and the permanent loss of their alcohol licence.

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