Banned fans must surrender passports
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.