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In Chesterfield in north Derbyshire, retailers are being offered free specialist training DVDs from the Chesterfield Community Safety Partnership, for spotting counterfeit currency.

The free ‘Take a Closer Look’ training DVDs, produced by the Bank of England, have been given out to stores at the town centre’s Vicar Lane Shopping Centre. It provides advice for shop staff on how to detect a fake bank note, and has also been offered to stores in Alfreton following a number of incidents in the town where counterfeit currency has been exchanged.

Sergeant Dave Harrision, of the Chesterfield Community Safety Partnership, said: “The DVDs are on offer to shops and businesses in Chesterfield and provide advice and training for staff on how to recognise fake bank notes. We hope that the training will really help prevent stores from being caught out by counterfeit currency and is part of our commitment to preventing retail related crime in the area.”
Luke Killeen, Store Manager at H & M at Vicar Lane, has picked up a copy for his staff. He said:
“I think this is a great initiative, and we are really grateful of the support from the police and council in helping us to reduce and prevent crime at our store.”

Chesterfield Community Safety Partnership brings together police, Chesterfield Borough Council and others.


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