Police have issued a warning after reports of counterfeit money use in the county.

Thames Valley Police received reports that counterfeit money, in this case £20 notes, had been offered as payment for goods in three business, in Burford.

A spokesperson for Thames Valley Police said: “CCTV and other enquiries are currently being made.

READ MORE: Body of missing man found by police

“On this occasion no goods were purchased and the staff became aware before any transactions were made.

“There are also many products on the market that can check notes for their integrity, such as note marking pens, and UV note scanners.

“If you have any doubts, please report it.”

The Bank of England have published a document to help people recognise when money is counterfeit, it can be found here.


Read more from this author

This story was written by Matthew Norman, he joined the team in 2022 as a Facebook community reporter.

Matthew covers Bicester and focuses on finding stories from diverse communities.

Get in touch with him by emailing: Matthew.norman@newsquest.co.uk

Follow him on Twitter: @OxMailMattN1