Cheltenham man arrested in counterfeit cash investigation

A 27-year-old Cheltenham man has been arrested as part of an investigation into counterfeit currency in Gloucestershire, police have said.

Several incidents were reported in Cheltenham on Wednesday, where counterfeit £10 notes had been used in shops across the town.

Similar incidents have been reported in the Stroud and Dursley area.

Last week police issued a warning after fake £20 notes had been used in Cheltenham and Dursley.

The 27-year-old man remains in police custody.

"Fake notes can be very convincing but there is always some flaw that the counterfeiters cannot produce, usually in the watermark," said Dave McFarlane, Gloucestershire's crime reduction advisor.

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