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

Anybody discovered utilizing a fake ID in Kenilworth will likely be allowed to hand it in voluntarily with out threat of a fine.

Officers are working with Kenilworth Faculty which has put up posters discouraging pupils utilizing the cards.

The effects of alcohol consumption are being discussed at school with workers warning pupils that utilizing fake ID may get them into bother with the police.
The playing cards are offered on websites sometimes costing from £10 to £50.


‘Anti-social behaviour’

Acting Sgt Chris Cambray said: “Young individuals 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 acquire alcohol and in addition by reminding licensees to test all IDs robustly we hope to reduce nuisance in the town.”

Police warn the Forgeries Act of 1861 means said anybody discovered utilizing fake ID may obtain a big positive and a felony record for life.

Anybody promoting alcohol to underage kids runs the chance of a positive and the withdrawal of their licence to sell alcohol.