The Ice Cream Pirate Gets His Just Deserts

An ice cream man from South Lanarkshire convicted of a running a counterfeit piracy operation, will serve 200 hours community service for selling fake video games, CDs and DVDs from his van. William Agnew (50) of Quarry Street, Hamilton, was sentenced at Hamilton Sheriff Court after admitting to the trademark offences. 4,000 pirated DVDs, CDs and games on PlayStation, Xbox and PC platforms were seized during the raid on Agnew’s business premises in Priestfield Industrial Estate, Blantyre, on 8th May 2003. It was estimated if the goods were sold as new, they would be worth £100,000.