FAKE car parts worth tens of thousands of pounds have been seized during a police raid in Bradford.

Officers from the City of London Police's Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) found a haul of fake car parts, including 250 Audi and Volkswagen radiator grills, and other evidence in the raid.

The co-ordinated operation, involving PIPCU and car firms Audi and Volkswagen, led to two people being interviewed under caution

A City of London Police spokesman said the investigation is continuing.

The operation, carried out on July 12, took place following a referral from Audi in October last year.

Detective Inspector Nicholas Court, of PIPCU, said: "This operation is an excellent example of the PIPCU working collaboratively with the motor industry to tackle the sale of counterfeit goods.

"Not only could these parts pose a potential safety risk to those who have them fitted to their cars, they also undermine the legitimacy of the motor industry.

"We strive to identify and disrupt those who are intent on making money out of counterfeit goods, working closely with our partners to identify and take action against those who commit these crimes."

Genuine radiator grills are designed and tested to minimise injuries to pedestrians in a collision.

Had these counterfeit parts been fitted to cars, they could have posed a significant risk to the public as they are not safety tested.

In a similar case, in January 2016 an investigation was launched by PIPCU following a referral from Honda Motor Europe who identified that counterfeit airbags were being sold on eBay.

Robert Czernik, 36, of Blackbird Close, Poole, Dorset, denied two counts of selling goods likely to be mistaken for a registered trademark. He is due to appear for trial on September 11 at Inner London Crown Court.