Sun. Sep 25th, 2022

Warwickshire Police is piloting a scheme encouraging children to get rid of fake identification cards.

Anyone discovered utilizing a fake ID in Kenilworth shall be allowed to hand it in voluntarily without danger of a fine.

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

The consequences of alcohol consumption are being mentioned in school with staff warning pupils that utilizing fake ID could get them into trouble with the police.
The cards are sold on web sites sometimes costing from £10 to £50.


‘Anti-social behaviour’

Performing 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 consider the consumption of alcohol that follows has led to an increase in anti-social behaviour in the town.

“This isn’t acceptable and by reducing the means to obtain alcohol and also by reminding licensees to examine all IDs robustly we hope to cut back nuisance in the town.”

Police warn the Forgeries Act of 1861 means mentioned anybody discovered utilizing fake ID could obtain a large effective and a prison document for life.

Anyone selling alcohol to underage children runs the chance of a effective and the withdrawal of their licence to sell alcohol.

By srhira