Fake £20 notes handed to police in Kent

More than £3,000 worth of £20 notes have been handed in to police after being spotted as forgeries in Kent.

Kent Police said the notes, being used across Thanet and Canterbury, were sophisticated forgeries.

Sgt Amanda Cullen said: "We are finding that these notes are being passed in pubs, clubs, small businesses and large retail stores.

"It is a criminal offence to keep or pass on a note that you know to be counterfeit."

In one instance more than £1,000 worth of fake £20 notes was used to buy electrical equipment in a shop, police said.

"We would also advise charities, churches and schools who may be holding Christmas fairs and functions to make sure they check notes," Ms Cullen said.

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