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Fake Bank Note Warning for Thirsk


2:23pm 23rd April 2013

Thirsk police are urging residents and business owners to be vigilant after concerns that fake bank notes are in circulation in the town.

Officers have found a number of forged £10 and £20 notes and would like to make people aware that they may come into contact with them.

The local Safer Neighbourhood Team has been distributing UV pens and leaflets to local shops and business to help raise awareness and allow people to detect the counterfeit notes.

PC Clare Mayes, of Thirsk Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: “It is important that people in Thirsk are aware that some counterfeit notes may be in circulation in the town and I would remind people to check bank notes carefully before accepting them.

“If you come across any notes which you think might not be genuine, please contact the police or Crimestoppers with information.”

If you have any information about counterfeit bank notes, please contact North Yorkshire Police on 101 – select option 2 – and pass information to the Force Control Room.

If you wish to remain anonymous, Crimestoppers can be contacted on 0800 555 111.

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