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

Anyone discovered using a fake ID in Kenilworth will be allowed to hand it in voluntarily with out 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 at school with employees warning pupils that using fake ID could get them into hassle with the police.
The cards are offered on web sites usually costing from £10 to £50.


‘Anti-social behaviour’

Appearing Sgt Chris Cambray stated: “Younger individuals all through the nation 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 an increase in anti-social behaviour in the town.

“This is not acceptable and by lowering the means to acquire 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 stated anybody discovered using fake ID could obtain a big high-quality and a felony report for life.

Anyone selling alcohol to underage children runs the risk of a high-quality and the withdrawal of their licence to promote alcohol.