Warning over funny money

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SHOPPERS are being warned to be on their guard against fake £20 notes circulating around the Holbeach area.

Lincolnshire Police has confirmed reports have been made to them in recent weeks after people have found fake notes in their possession.

Butchers AW Jackson and Sons, in West End, have been displaying a warning sign in their window. Owner Jim Tointon said they had received one fake note.

He said: “We put the sign up because if someone was planning on coming in with them, they will see the sign and think it’s probably not a good idea.”

Another person said they were stopped in the street and asked to change a £20 for two £10 notes.

A spokesman for Lincolnshire Police said: “This seems to be an isolated few incidents. We would ask for residents to be vigilant and if they do see anything suspicious to contact their local neighbourhood beat team.”

Anyone with information can contact Lincolnshire Police on the non-emergency number 101.