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Five arrested after reports of fake notes

Officers are warning retailers to carefully check banknotes following a report of fake currency being used in Folkestone. Kent Police was called at about 8.50am on Wednesday 5 February to a report that fake £20 notes had been used to pay for petrol at a garage on Tram Road.

Officers responding to the incident stopped a Vauxhall Astra near the Church Hougham area of Dover at about 9.40am the same day. All five occupants were arrested in connection with the incident and have been bailed until 5th April pending further enquiries.

If you have information about this incident or the circulation of fake notes, please contact PC John Burthe at Kent Police by calling 101 and quoting reference ZY/3702/13 or calling Kent Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.