POLICE are asking traders and members of the public to be on their guard for fake £20 notes.
It follows a spate of them being used in Ashby town centre on Tuesday, December 18.
Two fake notes were used at a coffee shop in the town, one at a pet shop, and one at a pharmacy. Staff at a charity shop refused to accept a further counterfeit note.
PC Ady Coleman, from the North West Leicestershire local policing unit, said: “Passing counterfeit currency is a serious offence. I would urge shopkeepers in particular to watch out for these fakes.
“Compare the note with a genuine one, and if you are in any doubt call us out.”
Anyone with information should phone Leicestershire Police on 101, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.