Counterfeit 50 pound notes in Hinckley Town Centre (Leicestershire Police)

Good evening,Please can local shoppers and retailers be aware that we have identified a number of counterfeit Scottish 50 pound notes in circulation around Hinckley Town Centre today.The 50 pound notes look real from a distance but have been found to be counterfeit after more in depth checks.Signs such as the words “Royal Bank of Scotland” being blurred on the bottom of the note, and the edges of the note not being straight and properly cut identify a fake note.Persons using these notes will buy low value items usually under 10 pounds at local stores in order to get a large amount of change back in legal currency.Should you be passed one of these notes please can you make Hinckley Police aware.Many thanks for your timeHinckley Town Neighbourhood Team