A salesman has been slapped with a bill of more than £100,000 for selling “tens-of-thousands” of fake merchandise online.

Kiran Ruda from Stanmore appeared at Harrow Crown Court on July 17 following a confiscation of more than 30,000 counterfeit items at his home last year by Brent and Harrow Trading Standards.

Among the huge haul were thousands of fake sew on football patches including copies of Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United items.

There was also imitation big brand merchandise including Marvel, Hello Kitty and Angry Birds.

Mr Ruda, 39, had been importing the fake goods from China, which included bags, watches, wallets, hats and scarves, and selling them online, including through Amazon.

He was ordered to pay £89,000, plus the council’s costs of £16,323.97.

Cllr Varsha Parmar, cabinet member for environment, said: “It was game over for Ruda’s scam when our officers hunted his operations down.

“It’s great to protect consumers from knock-offs and fakes. It’s even better to make sure that crime doesn’t pay.

“This is what we do - we’ll take on any business or trader operating illegally and irresponsibly. You can help us by reporting dodgy dealers – even when you see them online.”

Mr Ruda traded as “Make it Magical Crafts and Gifts”. In 2017 he pleaded guilty at Harrow Crown Court to nine counts of selling counterfeit Premier League merchandise and children’s goods online.

He was fined £5,000 and given an 18-month suspended sentence.

If Mr Ruda fails to meet the confiscation repayment within three months he may face two years imprisonment and still have to repay the bill.