Police warning over fake £50 notes being used across Portsmouth and Fareham

Photos show: PC David Ronchetti and Sgt Rob Sutton, holding counterfeit 50 notes seized in a police investigation.
Photos show: PC David Ronchetti and Sgt Rob Sutton, holding counterfeit 50 notes seized in a police investigation.
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FRAUDSTERS are using fake £50 notes across the area, police have warned. 

A number of reported counterfeits have been identified across the Fareham and Portsmouth area. 

Police in Portsmouth took to Twitter to warn residents about the fakes.

In a tweet, Portsmouth police said: ‘If you are handed one, keep it safe, secure any CCTV and call us on 101.’

To find out how to spot a real £50 note from a fake one, see: bankofengland.co.uk/banknotes/50-pound-note