A man has been arrested after more than 250 illegal vapes and counterfeit alcohol, including fake Absolut Vodka, were seized from a store in Stevenage.

At around 4pm on Thursday, officers made an unannounced visit to Daniels store in Popple Way.

A large quantity of illegal items including more than 250 prohibited vaping products, counterfeit alcohol, including imitations of brands such as Absolut Vodka, and tobacco products, were seized.

A 37-year-old man from Stevenage has been arrested and released on police bail while enquiries continue.

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"The sale of illicit vapes in the UK, in particular to children, is a huge concern," Safer Neighbourhood Sergeant Matt Fathers said.

"Vaping products are an age-restricted product, and it is illegal to sell vapes to under 18s. These products are unregulated and unlicensed so their content is unknown and could pose huge health risks.

"If you suspect non-compliant vapes are being sold or have concerns regarding the retailer selling to children, please report this to the police or Trading Standards."

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You can report information online at herts.police.uk/report, via online web chat at herts.police.uk/contact or call the non-emergency number 101.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.