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

Anybody discovered utilizing a fake ID in Kenilworth will likely be allowed to hand it in voluntarily with out danger 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 mentioned in class with employees warning pupils that utilizing fake ID may get them into trouble with the police.
The cards are sold on websites typically costing from £10 to £50.


‘Anti-social behaviour’

Performing Sgt Chris Cambray said: “Young folks throughout the country use fake IDs to buy alcohol or enter premises licensed for the over 18s.

“In Kenilworth we consider the consumption of alcohol that follows has led to a rise in anti-social behaviour within the town.

“This isn’t acceptable and by decreasing the means to obtain alcohol and also by reminding licensees to test all IDs robustly we hope to cut back nuisance within the town.”

Police warn the Forgeries Act of 1861 means said anyone discovered utilizing fake ID may obtain a big fantastic and a felony file for life.

Anybody selling alcohol to underage kids runs the risk of a fantastic and the withdrawal of their licence to promote alcohol.