New Year’s partygoers are being warned to take caution, as thousands of fake vodka bottles have hit liquor store shelves just days ahead of the celebrations.
High street retailers and the public are urged to stay vigilant, because the alcohol is often made with chemicals that are found in anti-freeze and car windscreen cleaner.
A number of seizures uncovered thousands of illegal counterfeit bottles containing dangerous chemicals across the UK in recent weeks.
Partygoers throughout Britain are being warned that criminal gangs are trying to take advantage of the increased demand for alcohol over the celebratory season.
A raid on an illicit factory in Derbyshire uncovered 20,000 empty bottles, as well as empty cans of anti-freeze.