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Men arrested in connection with fake £50 notes

Two men have been arrested following two incidents in Cromer and Coltishall on Monday (6 August) in which fake £50 notes were used to purchase items.

Two men in their 20’s were arrested at 5:30pm on Tuesday 6 August in Sheringham.

They have since been released on police bail pending further enquiries until Wednesday 4 September 2019.

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Police warning after reports of fake £50 notes

Police are warning retailers to be extra vigilant, after receiving reports of fake £50 notes being used to make purchases in retail premises across Norfolk.

Two incidents are reported to have taken place today (6 August). Two men aged in their 20’s entered a shop in Church Street, Cromer and purchased items using a fake £50 note. In a second incident in the High Street, Coltishall two men attempted to purchase items with a fake £50 note but were unsuccessful.

Both men are described as white, medium build, with dark hair and strong Irish accents. One of the men has a large scar on the left-hand side of his head.

A third incident is reported to have taken place in a store in Larkman Lane in Norwich yesterday (5 August). A woman, described as being white and in her 50’s, entered the store with a young girl and paid for items with a fake £50 note before leaving.

Retailers are being urged to take crime prevention measures, such as using a UV light or a testing pen, which will indicate whether a note is genuine.

Anyone who is offered counterfeit notes, or has any information about those involved in the circulation of counterfeit money can contact Norfolk Police on 101. Alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

For those incidents already reported, investigations are ongoing.