POLICE and Trading Standards seized more than £1,000 worth of counterfeit cigarettes from a premises in Atherton.

Greater Manchester Police said earlier this week that illegal tobacco products were seized and one man was arrested in connection with this.

The Bolton News: Police and Trading Standards made a joint-visit to a shopPolice and Trading Standards made a joint-visit to a shop (Image: GMP)

An investigation into the matter remains ongoing.

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A Wigan Council statement said: "Following a joint visit by GMP and Trading Standards, illegal counterfeit cigarettes, tobacco and e-cigarettes, with a street value of over £1,000, was seized from a premises in Atherton this week. An investigation is ongoing.

"Anyone who is concerned about the sale of illegal tobacco or e-cigarettes can report it to Wigan Trading Standards: regulation@wigan.gov.uk or 0808 223 1133".