Warwickshire Police is piloting a scheme encouraging children to get rid of fake identification cards.

Anybody found utilizing a fake ID in Kenilworth might be allowed handy it in voluntarily with out threat of a fine.

Officers are working with Kenilworth College which has put up posters discouraging pupils utilizing the cards.

The effects of alcohol consumption are being discussed in class with employees warning pupils that utilizing fake ID may get them into trouble with the police.
The cards are offered on web sites sometimes costing from £10 to £50.


‘Anti-social behaviour’

Performing Sgt Chris Cambray said: “Young people all through the country use fake IDs to purchase alcohol or enter premises licensed for the over 18s.

“In Kenilworth we believe the consumption of alcohol that follows has led to an increase in anti-social behaviour in the town.

“This is not acceptable and by reducing the means to acquire alcohol and likewise by reminding licensees to examine all IDs robustly we hope to scale back nuisance in the town.”

Police warn the Forgeries Act of 1861 means said anybody found utilizing fake ID may receive a large advantageous and a felony document for life.

Anybody selling alcohol to underage children runs the danger of a advantageous and the withdrawal of their licence to sell alcohol.