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Man found with £1,000 in fake notes at Rock City

Police are investigating after a man tried to use fake £20 notes at a Nottingham venue.

Security guards at Rock City, in Talbot Street, detained a man after he attempted to purchase a drink from the bar with a counterfeit bank note.

Officers arrived and searched the man, who had been taken to a holding room. During the search, approximately £1,000 in notes were found hidden in his trousers.

The notes were identified as being counterfeit and were seized for further investigation.

The man denied knowing the bank notes were fake and is due to attend a voluntary police interview over the coming days.

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Inspector Paul Whitehead, of the city centre policing team, urged the public and businesses to always check their bank notes.

He said: “It is a criminal offence to hold or to pass on a bank note that you know to be counterfeit.

“Not only does it fund organised crime, it hurts the UK economy by creating losses for businesses, which ultimately affects the cost of things that we buy. It also affects the pocket of anyone who receives a counterfeit note, as they are worthless.

“If you think you have a counterfeit bank note, you must take it to the police as soon as you can. They will provide you with a receipt and send the counterfeit to the Bank of England for analysis.”

If you have information about counterfeit bank notes, please contact 101 or phone Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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