Watch out for counterfeit notes

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POLICE have received a number of reports of counterfeit £20 bank notes in circulation over the last week in the Banbridge area.

THE PSNI said they 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.

It is a criminal offence to try to pass or keep a banknote that you either know or suspect to be counterfeit. If you inadvertently receive a note that you believe to be counterfeit, you should take it to the nearest police station.

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.