POLICE have seized 4000 conterfeit cigarettes from a house in Athersley after a child was spotted with them in the street.

Police Community Support Officers, from the anti-social behaviour team, confiscated the goods yesterday.

PC Paul Davies - who tweeted the incident - said the cigarettes were discovered after a nine-year-old was seen on the street with two sleeves of them.

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