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

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

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

The consequences of alcohol consumption are being mentioned in class with workers warning pupils that utilizing fake ID could get them into hassle with the police.
The playing cards are bought on web sites sometimes costing from £10 to £50.


‘Anti-social behaviour’

Acting Sgt Chris Cambray mentioned: “Young individuals throughout the country use fake IDs to purchase alcohol or enter premises licensed for the over 18s.

“In Kenilworth we imagine the consumption of alcohol that follows has led to an increase in anti-social behaviour within the town.

“This isn’t acceptable and by lowering the means to acquire alcohol and likewise by reminding licensees to test all IDs robustly we hope to scale back nuisance within the town.”

Police warn the Forgeries Act of 1861 means mentioned anybody found utilizing fake ID could receive a large tremendous and a criminal document for life.

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