Counterfeit cash warning

PUBLISHED: 13:04 06 May 2008 | UPDATED: 21:48 15 June 2010

POLICE are warning shopkeepers in the Axe Valley to be wary when accepting twenty pound notes.

POLICE are warning shopkeepers in the Axe Valley to be wary when accepting twenty pound notes. A number of forgeries have been passed to different retailers in the area.The notes, offered as legal tender in Axminster on Tuesday (April 29), are either Scottish or English and can be spotted by the feel of the paper.A man, who handed them over to a retailer in Axminster, is described as being in his twenties, with a Scottish or Irish accent. He is slim, with blonde spiky hair and has been seen dressed in a grey jumper and tracksuit bottoms.Anyone with information should call Crimestoppers on 0800555111 quoting crime reference KS/08/257.Counterfeit £20 notes have also been passed in Sidmouth and retailers across East Devon are being put on alert.


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