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 handy it in voluntarily without risk of a fine.

Officers are working with Kenilworth School which has put up posters discouraging pupils using the cards.

The effects of alcohol consumption are being mentioned in class with employees warning pupils that using fake ID may get them into hassle with the police.
The cards are bought on web sites usually costing from £10 to £50.


‘Anti-social behaviour’

Acting Sgt Chris Cambray stated: “Young individuals all through 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 isn’t acceptable and by lowering the means to acquire alcohol and likewise by reminding licensees to examine all IDs robustly we hope to reduce nuisance in the town.”

Police warn the Forgeries Act of 1861 means stated anybody found using fake ID may receive a big nice and a prison record for life.

Anybody promoting alcohol to underage children runs the chance of a nice and the withdrawal of their licence to promote alcohol.