If you’ve any leftover chocolate coins from Christmas, Newry is the place to go.

The rush to spend funny money in the border town comes after a local trader has been tricked into accepted a €100 note from a children’s playset.

The note, subtly branded with the Early Learning Centre logo, has left a Newry trader around £70 out of pocket.

The fake note used by an opportunist in Newry.

The fake note used by an opportunist in Newry.

The fake note was handed over at the takeaway, reportedly to pay for a sandwich. You’d have thought the trader would have more Cents.

Via their Facebook page, police in Newry and Mourne have shared the image and story to warn others to be more diligent.

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