Police warn over fake bank notes

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Police in the north west have issued a warning about counterfeit bank notes.

A PSNI spokeswoman says they have been made aware of the fake £10 and £20 notes in Derry, Limavady, Strabane and Castlederg over the last few weeks.

“On Monday 8th October, Police received a report of counterfeit notes being passed in a bar on the Strand Road, Derry. Police recovered a substantial quantity of counterfeit notes during a follow-up search of a vehicle. Three men were arrested and have since been released on bail pending further police enquiries,” she says.

“On Wednesday 10th October, a few hundred pounds worth of counterfeit notes were passed in a shop in Derry City Centre.

“Police would always advise local business people, staff and members of the public to be vigilant and take a few minutes to check notes carefully before accepting them and always report any suspicious incidents to police.”

Anyone who has any information regarding the production or distribution of counterfeit banknotes, can contact police by calling 0845 600 8000 or alternatively contact the ‘Crimestoppers’ charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.