DVD highlights consequences of using fake ID


ID DVDPolice have joined forces with a local school to highlight the consequences of using fake ID to get into pubs and clubs.


Pupils from Ysgol John Bright and NWP have produced a DVD showing what can happen to those who pretend to be over 18.


Conwy Coastal Inspector Ian Verburg said “We work closely with local licensees and when the opportunity came up to do something like this we thought it was an excellent idea.


“Pupils are actually featured in the film and it shows what happens to someone who pretends to be 18, they get arrested and put in a cell (this can happen as a last resort) and they are also banned from pubs and clubs when they turn 18. The person supplying the fake ID is also banned.


“The DVD is quite hard hitting and since it was launched last month we have been approached by other forces who are interested in doing something similar.”


Conwy Chief Inspector Jane Banham said “The message is definitely getting across and we now have very few reports of young persons using fake ID in the Llandudno area.


“This positive action is an example of the way in which the police and our partners are enforcing the licensing legislation to achieve the specific objective of protecting children from harm and reduce alcohol related crime and disorder on our streets.


“The initiative is available across the whole of Conwy and Denbighshire and we are also hoping to roll it out across the rest of our force in the near future in conjunction with the Community Safety Partnership. “


CAPTION: Chief Inspector Jane Banham with a copy of the DVD and posters which are also being put up around the town.