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Luxury cars, designer luggage and even a gold ingot among proceeds of crime to be sold to the high bidder

Wilson's Auctions will feature a range of high-end items with no reserve

LUXURY cars, designer clothing and luggage, a diamond ring and even a gold ingot are among proceeds of crime that will be sold to the high bidder in Belfast tomorrow.

Wilson's Auctions will feature a range of high-end items with no reserve at its monthly auction of £1.5 million worth of goods seized under the Proceeds of Crime Act.

Among the haul are luxury watches by Rolex, Hublot, Cartier and Omega as well as a selection of gold jewellery, a platinum diamond ring, 0.95ct large diamond and a 22ct gold ingot.

Also being auctioned with no reserve figure are one Land Rover, Range Rovers, a BMW 116d and an Audi S3, and a large selection of designer shoes, sneakers and hi tops from Christian Louboutin, Louis Vuitton, Valentino and Versace.

A Vertu Constellation mobile phone worth £2,500 will also be available.

Wilsons Auctions' Asset Recovery Executive, Michael Streight described it as "designer heaven".

"With all items going under the hammer with no reserve, this is a great opportunity to purchase quality goods for an affordable price and there really is something for everyone," he said.

Government instructed property across the UK is also going under the hammer from a one-bed ground floor apartment in Pontefract to a three-bed semi-detached house in London, with guide prices ranging from £45,000 to £575,000.

"Each month Wilsons Auctions plays an important role in realising a large quantity of assets on behalf of our government clients which has seen us responsible in returning £100m back into the public purse," Mr Streight said.

The auction will will take place at Wilsons Auctions' Belfast branch from 6pm and be available to online bidders.

Wilsons Auctions was formed in 1936 and is now the largest independent auction company in Ireland and Britain, managing the `asset realisation process' for private and public sector and more than 40 law enforcement agencies across the UK and Ireland.

Physical viewing of `lots' will take place today from 1pm - 6pm and tomorrow from 10am.

Lots can also be viewed at any time online at www.wilsonsauctions.com with additional images available on request.

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