Passports surrendered in World Cup bans

EIGHT Suffolk football yobs have reported at police stations across the county as part of plans to prevent them travelling to the World Cup in Germany this month.

EIGHT Suffolk football yobs have reported at police stations across the county as part of plans to prevent them travelling to the World Cup in Germany this month.

The hooligans are among 3,300 troublemakers across the country banned from travelling to the tournament for fear they could be violent.

As part of Suffolk police's supervision of the county's yobs all eight had to report to stations in the county before England's opening game and hand over their passports.

They will also have to report to police on each day England play.


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Nine banning orders were issued in Suffolk last month as part of a crackdown ahead of the tournament - although one of the men lives in Essex.

A spokesman for Suffolk police said: “Out of the nine banning orders in Suffolk eight were due to report to police stations across Suffolk and all eight have done so and satisfied our requirements.”

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Police are currently using new powers to try and stop a football fan travelling to the World Cup as reported in The Star last Friday.

In the first case of its kind in the country, Suffolk police has taken Ipswich man Peter Meadows to court and he has been ordered to surrender his passport.

Even though a decision on the ban has yet to be made, Mr Meadows, who has previous convictions for football-related violence, cannot travel and will miss at least one England game.

Weblink: www.suffolk.police.uk

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