Counterfeit Notes in Weymouth and Wimborne: Police Appeal

Officers investigating attempts to use counterfeit bank notes in Weymouth and Wimborne are releasing images of a man they would like to speak to.

At around 1.40pm on Monday 22 January 2018 Dorset Police received a report of two men using counterfeit notes at the Co-Op store in Curtis Fields in Weymouth. The men were captured entering the store on CCTV.

At 8pm on Wednesday 1 August 2018 a man entered the petrol station at the Co-Op store in Wimborne Road in Wimborne and paid for items using a £20 note, which was also found to be counterfeit.

Having viewed the CCTV, officers believe he is one of the men from the Weymouth incident.

Police Constable Simon Shaw, of Dorset Police, said: “We are carrying out enquiries to identify this man and I am releasing these CCTV images in the hope that someone recognises him.

“I would urge anyone with information to please contact me.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, via email 101@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting incident number 55180122942. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

Only a small fraction of banknotes are counterfeit.

To check banknotes click on these links:

For Bank of England: https://www.bankofengland.co.uk/banknotes/counterfeit-banknotes/how-to-check-your-banknotes

For Scottish and Northern Irish banks: https://www.acbi.org.uk/counterfeit banknotes.php