Cumbria Crack

Appeal after fake £20 notes used in West Cumbria

Police would like to speak with these men

[P]olice would like to speak to these people in connection with fake £20 notes being used in West Cumbria.

Over the last two days (29th and 30th June) police have received a number of reports of fake £20 Bank of Ulster notes, with the serial number N0742084. It is believed there may also have been incidents in Carlisle and Brampton.

It is believed there are at least three people involved. They are described as:

  • White man, aged 25-30 years old, 6ft tall and stocky build, messy light brown hair, wearing a light coloured T-shirt, and dark trousers
  • White man, aged in his early 20s, slim build with pot belly, short dark hair on the side, and longer dark hair on the top with right parting, with a pencil line stubble goatee beard, wearing grey Adidas hoodie with black jacket, and black trainers
  • White man, early 20s, well built with stubble, wearing dark clothing with Adidas trainers

Businesses targeted:

  • 7 shops in Cockermouth on 30th June
  • 1 shop in Whitehaven on 30th June
  • 1 shop in Keswick on 28th June
  • 2 shops in Egremont on 29th June

Anyone who recognises the individuals, or has any information about the incidents should call Cumbria Police on 101, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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