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Man arrested after forged £20 notes passed in Barrow area

Police are warning businesses to be vigilant following reports of forged £20 notes being passed in the Barrow area.

Businesses have been targeted indiscriminately from shops and barbers across Barrow with one used in the area of Marsh Street.

A 20-year-old man from Barrow was arrested on suspicion of

  • Fraud by false representation
  • Possession of a class A drug
  • Production of counterfeit notes
  • Possession with intent to supply a Class A drug

And released under investigation.

The pubic and businesses are advised to read the following guidance on how to check English bank notes:  https://www.bankofengland.co.uk/banknotes/counterfeit-banknotes/how-to-check-your-banknotes

Anyone with any information on counterfeit money in the county is asked to call police on 101, email [email protected] or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Always dial 999 in an emergency or if a crime is in process.

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