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Police alert after youth tries to exchange counterfeit Scottish £20 notes in Windermere

[P]olice are investigating the attempted exchange of counterfeit currency on Wednesday 10th May 2017 in the Windermere area.

Police received several calls from shop owners on the morning of the 10th May, reporting a young male aged around 13-years old entering their stores, selecting low value goods and attempting to pay with a counterfeit £20 Scottish Bank Note.

Police are appealing for anyone who may be able to identify the suspect or provide further information.

The suspect is described as white, aged around 13-years old, 5ft tall and slim build. He had brown hair which was swept to one side, the male spoke with an Irish accent.

At the time he was wearing a grey tracksuit with black patches on the knees and elbows, he was carrying a small black bag.

Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Josh Jones on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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