The use of fake ID in Dundee nightclubs has become “commonplace,”
A report to go before Dundee Licensing Board later this week will reveal underage issues are prevalent in nightclubs in the city centre.
The report by Deputy Chief Constable of Police Scotland Iain Livingstone states: “Underage issues are more prevalent in the city centre area in the larger nightclub-type premises.
“It has become apparent here that the misuse of genuine forms of identification and of false and fake forms of identification have become commonplace.
“This has been addressed by the city-centre policing team whereby training, guidance and support has been offered to licensed premises within the locality.
“A campaign recently launched highlights the risks and implications surrounding ID card misuse by children and young people attempting to enter licensed premises to source and consume alcohol.”
He said that there had been two locally-agreed intervention plans generated in Dundee in the last year, one of which related to underage issues at nightclubs.
The report also states that over the last year there were 10 recorded licensing crimes in Tayside involving children and young people. Only one of those involves Dundee.
“The identification of children and young people who misuse alcohol is a priority,” Mr Livingston added.