A HUSBAND and wife team who made £65,000 selling counterfeit football tops and global music star Ed Sheeran T-shirts online were ordered to repay £75,000.

Newport couple Andrew and Jayne Jones traded in fake shirts bearing the logos of soccer clubs as well as rock and pop bands like Bon Jovi and the Arctic Monkeys.

In June 2017, Andrew Jones, 57, was jailed for six months at Cardiff Crown Court while Jayne Jones, 49, was jailed for the same term, suspended for two years, and ordered to complete a rehabilitation activity requirement of 40 hours and 200 hours of unpaid work.

The pair, who sold items from their home in Tone Road, Bettws, were back at the same court for a Proceeds of Crime Act hearing.

Judge Tracey Lloyd-Clarke heard how the married couple each benefitted to the tune of £32,500 and were ordered to pay back the same amount.

They have three months to come up with the cash or face the prospect of a two-year prison sentence.

The judge also told them they have six months to pay the prosecution's costs of £5,000 each.

During their sentencing hearing last year, Judge William Gaskell heard how the Joneses had operated by using two eBay accounts called Mr T-Shirts and Calamity Jane.

The couple pleaded guilty to eight charges of selling counterfeit goods – relating to specific items as test purchases – and a further eight charges of possessing such items, found when a search warrant was executed.

Prosecuting counsel Lee Reynolds told Cardiff Crown Court trademark holders confirmed that seized items were bogus.

Phoney items included football shirts and T-shirts bearing the colours and insignia of clubs such as Stoke City, West Ham United and Aston Villa and the logos of the aforementioned music artists.

Mr Reynolds said inquiries were initially carried out by trading standards officers in Newport, in relation to the Calamity Jayne account, and test purchases established too that the Mr T-Shirts account was still running.