Counterfeit cash warning in Lincolnshire

Lincolnshire police have issued a pre-Christmas warning to traders after reports of a large number of counterfeit £20 notes being used in the north of the county in the last few days.

On Monday alert members of staff in three stores in Scunthorpe refused to accept fake notes and the customers left empty handed. On Tuesday there were attempts to use counterfeit notes in shops in Humberston and Freshney.