POLICE have launched an investigation after two men tried to pass fake currency to retailers in Andover

This follows reports of two men attempting to use fake £50 notes to purchase low value goods at several business locations in the Andover area.

Business workers that accept cash payments have been urged to stay vigilant and to make sure they check the legitimacy of any large nomination notes they receive.

Police have provided a helpful guide, from by the Bank of England, in spotting fake currency: http://www.bankofengland.co.uk/banknotes/Documents/kyb_lo_res.pdf

If in doubt, retain the note passed to you and call police on 101 with reference number 44170388464.