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Suspended sentence for using fake bank note

A Warwickshire man who paid for beer with a forged bank note during last year’s TT has escaped a prison sentence.

Darran Damien Brophy passed the fake £20 note to staff in the Bushy’s Beer tent in Douglas on May 30.

The 30 year-old had been granted bail, but failed to appear in court and had to be brought back to the Island by police.

He admitted the offence, and was given a three month prison sentence, suspended for two years, by High Bailiff Michael Moyle.

Brophy was also ordered to forfeit his £5,000 bail surety and was banned from the Island for five years.

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