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Lancashire Police is appealing to young people across Lancashire to leave their valuable passports and driving licences at home and carry a PASS card to prove their age.

The Proof of Age Standards Scheme (PASS) is a national identity card scheme launched in June 2014 and endorsed by the Home Office, the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO), the Security Industry Authority (SIA) and the Trading Standards Institute (TSI).

The card bearing the PASS hologram can be used as proof of age in pubs, clubs and shops.

Chief Inspector Eddie Newton, Deputy Strategic Lead for Alcohol Harm Reduction for Lancashire Constabulary said: “It is also hoped that the new PASS cards will lead to fewer people losing their valuable identity documents on a night out, which in turn will reduce offences such as identity theft and fraud.”