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

Anybody found using a fake ID in Kenilworth shall be allowed at hand it in voluntarily without threat of a fine.

Officers are working with Kenilworth School 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 may get them into hassle with the police.
The playing cards are sold on web sites sometimes costing from £10 to £50.


‘Anti-social behaviour’

Appearing Sgt Chris Cambray mentioned: “Young people 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 a rise in anti-social behaviour in the town.

“This is not acceptable and by lowering the means to obtain alcohol and in addition by reminding licensees to test all IDs robustly we hope to scale back nuisance in the town.”

Police warn the Forgeries Act of 1861 means mentioned anybody found using fake ID may obtain a large effective and a criminal record for life.

Anybody selling alcohol to underage kids runs the risk of a effective and the withdrawal of their licence to sell alcohol.