A stallholder has admitted selling fake designer goods on his pitch in an indoor market.

Dominic Philbert, formerly of Towpath Road, Trowbridge, but now living in Little Stoke, Bristol, was due to face a trial by jury on the allegations when he appeared at Swindon Crown Court on Monday.

But before the panel could be sworn in, the 33-year-old pleaded guilty to 10 charges relating to breaches of trade mark regulations.

Philbert admitted seven counts of passing off, one of unlawfully applying a trademarking and two of possessing articles for use in fraud.

On April 9 last year, he passed off an Adidas tracksuit and a McKenzie hooded sweatshirt at Castle Place Indoor Market, Trowbridge.

A month later, on May 13, he had 54 caps purporting to be from the New Era Cap Company, fake Laundry Athletic LLP T shirts, a Gio Goi jacket, a Henleys Clothing Company jacket and a Louis Vuitton dog collar. On the same day, he applied a Nike trademark to a T shirt.

He also had two laptop computers which he used to provide false representation of the authenticity of trademarked goods.

Philbert pleaded guilty to all 10 charges. The court heard another eight counts of passing off, which he had not admitted, will not proceed.

Kerry Barker, defending, said his client had been a semi-professional basketball player and set up the market stall to boost his income.

However, he had been forced out of the game with osteoporosis of the hip and needed an operation. Trade on the market had not been good.

Judge Douglas Field adjourned the case to December 14 at Salisbury Crown Court, for the probation service to compile a report. He was granted conditional bail.