The counterfeit currency was used in Blyth on Saturday and Northumbria Police has now launched a CCTV appeal to trace four men
A CCTV appeal has been launched after fake Scottish £20 notes were used throughout Blyth town centre.
The counterfeit notes were used at several shops in the town on Saturday and police have now released CCTV images of four men they want to track down in connection with the fraudulent activity.
A Northumbria Police spokeswoman said: “During the late afternoon of Saturday, November 11 in Blyth various business premises in Blyth town centre were visited and counterfeit Scottish £20 notes were exchanged for sterling £10 notes or low value items were ‘bought’ with them.
“The men pictured or anyone with any information is asked to contact Northumbria Police and quote reference number 141637Q/17.”