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Recorder Grice told Ball that inventing the provenance for the ivory as being pre-1947 was intended to deceive and was an aggravating of the offence.

In 2009 Ebay had imposed a global ban of the sale of elephant ivory on their website.

Police have revealed how they incriminated an illegal ivory trader following his conviction.

Twenty-six-year-old Shane William Ball, of Workington, was handed a seven month suspended sentence after pleading guilty at Carlisle Crown Court yesterday.

The case was the result of an investigation by the National Wildlife Crime Unit (NWCU) and Cumbria Police wildlife officers.