POLICE have issued a warning over fake cash that is believed to be made in Scotland because the notes are marked “twenty poond”.

Police in Cornwall released photographs of the £20 note which has reportedly been used throughout the area, asking shopkeepers, takeaway owners and bar staff to keep an eye out for them.

On its Facebook page Bodmin Police said: "We have been made aware of some counterfeit currency circulating around the town, particularly in the town centre.

The National: Photographs were posted on Bodmin Police's Facebook pagePhotographs were posted on Bodmin Police's Facebook page

"We've received reports of individuals using or attempting to use these 'Twenty Poond' notes in shops and takeaways.

"As you can see from the attached photos, these notes are clearly fake.

"They are all exactly the same, with the same serial number and wording identifying it as 'toy' money. I'll also attach a link to Action Fraud on what to do if you fall victim to this scam.

"We ask shopkeepers to remain vigilant when accepting notes."

One local commented: “Twenty poonds? Maybe it's Scottish money."

Another joked: “My 7 year old could make better counterfeit £20 than that.”