A HUSBAND and wife are to be sentenced for producing fake football and motorbike souvenirs for sale.

Julie Ann Smith and Kelvin Ian Smith, both 51 and from Ffordd Gryffydd, Llay, have pleaded guilty to 13 charges after a trading standards investigation.

Barrister Ryan Rothwell, prosecuting at Mold Crown Court, said the pair were discovered manufacturing wall decals/stickers of a number of Premier League football clubs, including those of Arsenal, Manchester United and Leicester City, as well as wall stickers bearing the insignia of motorcycle manufacturers Kawasaki and Triumph.

Mr Rothwell said the pair were selling the decals on e-bay and a turnover for the business had been estimated at £87,000, although £50,000 of that was attributed to other legal products that were also sold on e-bay.

But Judge Niclas Parry said the case could not proceed until precise values were established for the income generated by the fake products.

The judge also said the case had been “poorly prepared” and he noted no-one was in attendance from Wrexham Council's trading standards department for the hearing.

Both Julie Smith and Kelvin Smith pleaded guilty at Wrexham Magistrates Court on July 24 to two counts of offering goods for sale bearing a false trade mark without the consent of the proprietor on December 15, 2015 and November 28, 2016.

They also admitted 11 counts of possessing goods bearing a sign identical to or likely to be mistaken for a registered trade mark on March 29 last year.

They will be sentenced at Caernarfon Crown Court on September 18.