This is what £72k in cash looks like - seized from couple who ran illegal tobacco shop from home

A 73-year-old Forest of Dean man and his wife ran a contraband cigarette and tobacco shop from their home for several years, a court heard today.

Trading standards officers who raided the home of Harold and Susan Bennett in Mushet Place, Coleford, last summer found more than £20,000 worth of illicit tobacco products and a 'significant' amount of cash, said prosecutor Jonathan Fuller at Gloucester Crown Court.

Bennett and his 62-year-old wife admitted three charges of making unauthorised use of the Mayfair and Regal cigarette trademarks and the Amber Leaf tobacco trademark on July 24 last year.