FAKE Mulberry, Louis Vuitton, Hermes and Chloe handbags and were seized during a raid carried out after the items were spotted for sale on Facebook.

Thurrock Council’s trading standards team seized 50 handbags and purses - thought to be counterfeit - during a raid in Grays on Thursday.

Phones, computers and paperwork were also seized.

Members of the team – backed up by Essex Police - executed a house warrant after the goods were spotted being offered for sale on Facebook.

The items have been sent to various brand representatives to confirm whether they are indeed fake.