A massive £800,000 worth of counterfeit goods seized during a raid on a Bradford warehouse will be donated to a children's charity.

The stock containing more than 15,000 items was seized by West Yorkshire Trading Standards from a lock up in the Dudley Hill area of Bradford.

The operation, carried out more than a year ago by West Yorkshire Police and Customs and Excise, saw one of West Yorkshire's largest hauls of counterfeit clothing confiscated in Bradford.

West Yorkshire Trading Standards has been waiting for the completion of the trial of those charged in relation to the seizures before distributing the goods.

The clothes will be handed over to the Children's Society on March 31 by Bradford South MP and consumer minister Gerry Sutcliffe.

"Partnership working and intelligence sharing is the key to effective enforcement, to stamp out crimes of this nature and to protect consumers throughout the region," said Mr Sutcliffe.

The charity will remove the fake labels before selling them in their stores.

Paul Tate, merchandise manager with The Children's Society, said: "We are very grateful to West Yorkshire Trading Standards for this sizeable donation.

"It will help raise thousands of pounds for the charity and it is good to see a beneficial solution coming from an illegal practice."

Information received led officers a warehouse packed with counterfeit brand names such as Chanel, DKNY, Burberry and Lacoste.

A spokesman from West Yorkshire Trading Standards said the goods probably originated from Turkey and were destined for sale in the area.

Crack cocaine with a value of £80,000 was also seized in the joint operation.

In a recent court case, one defendant was sentenced to four and a half years in prison for his part in the counterfeiting business and 18 years for drugs related offences.