A 16-year-old in Fife has been charged with possessing a fraudulent driving licence which police claim was used to purchase alcohol.
The force say they have taken action against a teen from Leuchars who was allegedly in possession of a fake ID.
It comes following reports of underage drinking and youth disorder in north-east Fife.
Following complaints in Leuchars re Youth Disorder and underage drinking. @NorthFifePol Comm Cops traced and charged 16 yr old male in Leuchars for possession of a fake driving license used to buy alcohol. Check your child for fake ID 👮♂️👮♀️#OpPrevail #WhereIsYourChild pic.twitter.com/O3Mr5GgNCY
— North East Fife Police (@NorthFifePol) June 7, 2019
The force said it was part of Operation Prevail, which aims to tackle anti-social behaviour.
A tweet posted to North East Fife Police’s read: “Following complaints in Leuchars re youth disorder and underage drinking. North East Fife Police Comm Cops (sic) traced and charged 16-year-old male in Leuchars for possession of a fake driving license used to buy alcohol.
“Check your child for fake ID.”
It comes as Fife Police Division launched an initiative aimed at clamping down on adults purchasing alcohol for under-18s.
The You’re Asking for It campaign targets adults who are “proxy purchasing” booze for youngsters.
Segreant Jimmy Adamson of Kirkcaldy’s community policing team said: “If an adult excessively consumes alcohol they run a risk of becoming vulnerable and this risk is amplified when those under the age of 18 drink.
“Furthermore, we regularly see a range of antisocial behaviour offences and other crimes occur that are a direct result of young people being under the influence of alcohol.
“Proxy purchasing will not be tolerated. Buying alcohol for children is a crime and puts those you buy it for in danger of harm.
“Should you be found purchasing alcohol for anyone under the age of 18, you can expect a criminal record.”