NORTH Devon police are warning retailers and businesses to be alert as a number of forged £20 notes appear to be in circulation in the area. The notes used are of the new type design and all had the serial number of BB 14912147. It is stressed that forged

NORTH Devon police are warning retailers and businesses to be alert as a number of forged £20 notes appear to be in circulation in the area.The notes used are of the new type design and all had the serial number of BB 14912147.It is stressed that forged notes form only a tiny proportion of those in general circulation, but that a moment's check at the till could save pounds.Anyone with information can contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555111, but if an offender is there or nearby, contact the police on 999.Information on how to spot a forged note can be seen at:- www.bankofengland.co.uk.