Hornchurch man faces trial over fake �1 coins plot

A 28-year-old Hornchurch man is accused of plotting to flood the UK with �6m of fake �1.

Daniel Sullivan, of Bancroft Chase, will stand trial in March on a single charge of conspiracy to pass or give to another to pass a counterfeit of a protected coin.

The UK’s largest haul of fake coins was seized from properties in Enfield, Hertfordshire and Essex and two vehicles in the Essex area.

An estimated �6m worth of blank and counterfeit �1 coins were recovered from a 40ft freight container and another �107,000 worth was also seized.

Kevin Fisher, 53, of (St George’s) Rags Lane, Cheshunt, Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire, will stand trial on the same charge, also in March.

Sullivan and Fisher were both remanded on bail ahead of their trial by Judge Stephen Robbins.