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

Anyone found utilizing a fake ID in Kenilworth will likely be allowed handy it in voluntarily with out risk of a fine.

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

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


‘Anti-social behaviour’

Acting Sgt Chris Cambray said: “Young folks all through 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 an increase in anti-social behaviour within the town.

“This is not acceptable and by reducing the means to acquire alcohol and likewise by reminding licensees to test all IDs robustly we hope to reduce nuisance within the town.”

Police warn the Forgeries Act of 1861 means said anybody found utilizing fake ID could receive a big fine and a felony document for life.

Anyone selling alcohol to underage children runs the danger of a fine and the withdrawal of their licence to promote alcohol.