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

Anyone discovered using a fake ID in Kenilworth will probably be allowed at hand it in voluntarily without risk of a fine.

Officers are working with Kenilworth College 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 could get them into bother with the police.
The cards are bought on websites usually costing from £10 to £50.


‘Anti-social behaviour’

Appearing Sgt Chris Cambray mentioned: “Young folks throughout the nation 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 is not acceptable and by decreasing the means to obtain alcohol and likewise by reminding licensees to check all IDs robustly we hope to cut back nuisance within the town.”

Police warn the Forgeries Act of 1861 means mentioned anyone discovered using fake ID could obtain a big high quality and a criminal document for life.

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