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

Anybody found using a fake ID in Kenilworth can be allowed to hand it in voluntarily with out 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 discussed at school with staff warning pupils that using fake ID might get them into trouble with the police.
The playing cards are sold on websites usually costing from £10 to £50.


‘Anti-social behaviour’

Acting Sgt Chris Cambray said: “Young individuals all through the country 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 decreasing the means to obtain alcohol and likewise by reminding licensees to check all IDs robustly we hope to scale back nuisance in the town.”

Police warn the Forgeries Act of 1861 means said anyone found using fake ID might receive a large high-quality and a felony record for life.

Anybody selling alcohol to underage youngsters runs the danger of a high-quality and the withdrawal of their licence to promote alcohol.