Art forgers Grant Champkins-Howard, 44, and Lee Parker, 45, face jail sentences after confessing to selling fake prints by guerilla artist Banksy on eBay at Kingston Crown Court last Friday (June 4).
Charges in the separate case against the pair alleging the manufacture and distribution of fake 70s designs by the late Malcolm McLaren and Vivienne Westwood lie on file.
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Charges against Vesna Grandes Howard, one of the individuals in the Banksy/Seditionaries case, have been dropped.
The trial – set for a five week duration – is due to start at Southwark Crown Court on May 25.
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Three people appeared in court yesterday accused of selling fake clothing from the 70s punk boutiques Sex and Seditionaries designed by Malcolm McLaren and Vivienne Westwood as well as forged screen prints purporting to be by the contemporary artist Banksy.
Grant Howard, 43, of Birdhurst Rise, south Croydon, and Lee Parker, 44, of Caroline Way, Eastbourne, east Sussex, were charged at City of London Magistrates’ Court with conspiracy to defraud.
It is alleged they made and sold counterfeit McLaren/Westwood clothing and Banksy artwork, and are also accused of possessing articles for use in fraud.Vesna Grande-Howard, 32, also of Birdhurst Rise, south Croydon, is accused of money laundering.
Howard was remanded in custody and Parker and Grandes-Howard were remanded on bail. The three will appear at Southwark Crown Court on August 18.
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