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

Anybody discovered using a fake ID in Kenilworth shall be allowed to hand it in voluntarily with out threat 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 at school with staff warning pupils that using fake ID may get them into trouble with the police.
The cards are offered on websites sometimes costing from £10 to £50.


‘Anti-social behaviour’

Appearing Sgt Chris Cambray mentioned: “Young people throughout the nation use fake IDs to purchase 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 in the town.

“This isn’t acceptable and by lowering the means to obtain alcohol and in addition by reminding licensees to verify all IDs robustly we hope to cut back nuisance in the town.”

Police warn the Forgeries Act of 1861 means mentioned anyone discovered using fake ID may obtain a large superb and a legal report for life.

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