Police issue warning over fake £20

SHOPKEEPERS and pubs are among a number of outlets in Buxton where attempts have been made to pass off what are believed to be counterfeit £20 notes as genuine currency.

Now police are asking businesses to be on their guard and to report any incidents to them if they have not already done so.

Already reports have been received from seven public houses and two shops. Fortunately most did not accept the fake notes.

Anyone with any information about the incident is asked to contact Buxton police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

l A new online tool which for the first time means local people can track what happened after a crime is committed in their neighbourhood has been welcomed by High Peak MP Andrew Bingham.

In the next stage of development of the ground-breaking website Police.uk, local residents will not only be able to access street level crime data but also see what action police have taken as a result and whether offenders went to court.

The additions to the site come after the public showed a huge appetite for more information on every aspect of crime in their area, with more than 47 million visits on Police.uk since it launched in January 2011.