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Region on fake bank notes alert

AN ALERT has gone out in Dumfries and Galloway over counterfeit Irish bank notes being put into circulation.

It follows an incident in the Newton Stewart area where a man passed currency which proved not to be genuine.

Police Scotland today warned businesses and the wider public to be on the alert for fake money.

They have issued a description of the man suspected of passing the latest notes in Wigtownshire.

He was said to be aged 50-55, slim build, grey hair, Irish accent, wearing black jacket and blue jeans.

A Police Scotland spokesman said: “The public should be extra vigilant when dealing with cash transactions.”

Last month police in the Scottish Borders, Cumbria and Cornwall issued warnings following similar incidents.

 

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