Beware of fake £20 notes

File photo dated 10/01/07 of money. Society is failing to instil a savings culture in young people, putting them at risk of an 'unsustainable future', a think tank warned today. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Wednesday June 8, 2011. The International Longevity Centre-UK said increased life expectancy, growing care costs and the impact an ageing population would have on the country, meant it was important that more was done to encourage young people to plan for their retirement. The group called for a 'savings rule of thumb' to be developed, similar to the five-a-day healthy eating message, to encourage young people to set aside more of their money. See PA story MONEY Pension. Photo credit should read: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire
File photo dated 10/01/07 of money. Society is failing to instil a savings culture in young people, putting them at risk of an 'unsustainable future', a think tank warned today. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Wednesday June 8, 2011. The International Longevity Centre-UK said increased life expectancy, growing care costs and the impact an ageing population would have on the country, meant it was important that more was done to encourage young people to plan for their retirement. The group called for a 'savings rule of thumb' to be developed, similar to the five-a-day healthy eating message, to encourage young people to set aside more of their money. See PA story MONEY Pension. Photo credit should read: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

Forged Scottish £20 notes are in circulation in the south Lancaster area, police said.

They are green in colour and local shops have been advised to check all notes.

If anyone believes they may have been handed one, then please go to your nearest bank to hand this in and to give details of how they have obtained it and where.

It is an offence to try and use counterfeit currency or to pass it on knowing it is counterfeit.

Local PCSOs are checking CCTV in shops and stalls of anyone trying to pass over forged notes.

Please contact police on 101 with any further information.