Counterfeit £50 notes used in Woodbridge shop this afternoon

Police have thanked the public for their help

Police have thanked the public for their help

Businesses and residents in Suffolk are being urged to be vigilant after two counterfeit notes were used in a Woodbridge shop today.

This afternoon, a man entered a shop in the Thoroughfare and used a £50 note - later found to be counterfeit - to make a small purchase. He was given change in return.

A second man then tried to make a purchase minutes later, however left empty-handed after the note was refused by staff.

One of the suspects is described as being a white man, 5foot 4inches tall with short brown hair. He was wearing a burgundy Puffa gilet and jeans and is reported as having possibly an Eastern European accent.

Witnesses or anyone who may have any information should contact Suffolk Police on 101quoting reference 238 of 8/12 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their anonymous online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

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