PARENTS of young people have been
warned about the consequences of them using fake ID to get access to clubs
The warning, from Liverpool Council's Alcohol and Tobacco Unit comes after
150 ID cards have been confiscated in the city centre in the past few
months. These include:- fake driving licences, passports and PASS cards as
well as altered passports and driving licences.
All bars in city have received training to identify fake ID cards and door
staff use UV light scanners so they can weed out false documents.
Councillor Emily Spurrell, Mayoral lead for community safety, said:-
"We know that in the Christmas season some underage people will try to get
into clubs and bars but they need to be aware that there are severe
consequences if they do so. They can be prosecuted for using a fake ID. And
we are asking parents to make sure their teenagers know that using fake IDs
is a serious issue. They have to let them know that it is simply not worth
risking getting a criminal record for a Christmas night out. And
they need to tell them If you try to get into a club or bar with an altered
driving licence, passport or other fake ID you will be caught; so don't risk
Offences for using false IDs are:-
Identity Cards Act 2006 / Identity Cards Bill – Possession of a Passport or
Driving Licence which doesn't belong to you.
Fraud Act 2006 – Possession of Counterfeit ID.
Forgery and Counterfeiting Act 1981 – use of counterfeit ID.