ALFRETON: Police warn shops and public about fake cash

Police are warning Ripon residents against rogue traders.
Police are warning Ripon residents against rogue traders.

POLICE in Alfreton are reminding the public and shop workers to be vigilant against counterfeit notes after a number of incidents in the area.

The incidents all took place on Thursday, February 7.

Derbyshire constabulary revealed that around 8am a man attempted to use fake bank notes to pay for fuel at Swanwick Services, Derby Road and around 2.30pm, a woman used a counterfeit £20 note to pay for items in a shop on the High Street, South Normanton. Also according to police, a man attempted to use counterfeit notes in Tesco, in Alfreton, and at a petrol station on Chesterfield Road, Shirland, just after 4pm.

The public and shop workers are being urged to be on their guard for any fake notes and if they come across anyone trying to use these notes, or come into contact with any counterfeit notes, they are urged to contact police.

Anyone with information about the incidents is asked to call Derbyshire police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.