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

Anybody discovered using a fake ID in Kenilworth will probably be allowed at hand it in voluntarily without risk of a fine.

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

The consequences of alcohol consumption are being discussed in school with workers warning pupils that using fake ID might get them into bother with the police.
The cards are sold on websites sometimes costing from £10 to £50.


‘Anti-social behaviour’

Acting Sgt Chris Cambray mentioned: “Young folks all through the nation use fake IDs to buy alcohol or enter premises licensed for the over 18s.

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

“This is not acceptable and by decreasing the means to acquire alcohol and in addition 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 mentioned anyone discovered using fake ID might obtain a big superb and a legal file for life.

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