Thu. Oct 6th, 2022

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

Anybody discovered using a fake ID in Kenilworth will likely 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 using the cards.

The consequences of alcohol consumption are being discussed in class with staff warning pupils that using fake ID may get them into hassle with the police.
The cards are offered on web sites typically costing from £10 to £50.


‘Anti-social behaviour’

Performing Sgt Chris Cambray stated: “Younger individuals throughout the country use fake IDs to buy alcohol or enter premises licensed for the over 18s.

“In Kenilworth we believe the consumption of alcohol that follows has led to an increase in anti-social behaviour in the town.

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

Police warn the Forgeries Act of 1861 means stated anyone discovered using fake ID may obtain a big fantastic and a legal document for life.

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

By srhira