Warwickshire Police is piloting a scheme encouraging youngsters to eliminate fake identification cards.

Anybody found using a fake ID in Kenilworth will be allowed to hand it in voluntarily without danger of a fine.

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

The results of alcohol consumption are being mentioned in school with staff warning pupils that using fake ID might get them into bother with the police.
The cards are offered on websites typically costing from £10 to £50.


‘Anti-social behaviour’

Acting Sgt Chris Cambray said: “Young individuals all through 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 lowering the means to obtain alcohol and also by reminding licensees to verify all IDs robustly we hope to reduce nuisance within the town.”

Police warn the Forgeries Act of 1861 means said anyone found using fake ID might obtain a big superb and a prison record for life.

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