Banned fans must sur­ren­der pass­ports

Macclesfield Express - - FRONT PAGE -

FOUR foot­ball fans who have been banned from at­tend­ing matches have been warned they must sur­ren­der their pass­ports so they can’t leave the coun­try for Euro 2016.

Po­lice have is­sued a re­minder to 40 res­i­dents in Cheshire who are sub­ject to foot­ball ban­ning orders to hand in their pass­ports to­day ahead of the tour­na­ment in France on June 10.

This in­cludes four sup­port­ers from Mac­cles­field who have re­ceived let­ters to re­mind them to sur­ren­der pass­ports or face ar­rest.

Chief Su­per­in­ten­dent Luke McDon­nell said: “The Euros are a time to join to­gether with friends and fam­ily and cel­e­brate and we hope that every­one en­joys the tour­na­ment and gets be­hind their team.

“Dis­or­derly or vi­o­lent be­hav­iour in Cheshire will not be tol­er­ated and we will re­spond ro­bustly to any­one com­mit­ting such of­fences.”

The leg­is­la­tion re­quires that any­one on a ban­ning order must sur­ren­der their pass­port to the po­lice 10 days be­fore an in­ter­na­tional foot­ball tour­na­ment be­gins. The of­fend­ers can only collect it the day af­ter the tour­na­ment ends - whether Eng­land get to the fi­nal or not.

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