SOUTHAMPTON businesses are being warned to look out for fake £10 notes which are being used in the city.

Two shops in Shirley have so far managed to spot the forged notes before taking them from customers but police fear more are out there.

The first was found on Sunday (FEB3) when a man wearing a grey hoodie under a grey coat tried to pay for goods at a shop in Windemere Avenue.

The second was handed over at a shop in Romsey Road, when a woman attempted to top up a utility bill. She is described as white, slim, with long brown hair.

PC Ian Rudge is urging the public and retailers to be on the lookout for the counterfeit notes, which all have the same serial number CB24650907.

Anyone who sees such £10 notes is asked to retain them and contact the police on 101.