Crackdown on England hooligans
POLICE are tightening controls on football thugs ahead of England’s match in Ireland next month after a “deterioration” in the behaviour of some fans following Roy Hodgson’s team.
In addition to handing over their passports, individuals who are subject to banning orders will have to attend a police station on match day – the first time this measure has been used for four years.
Efforts to make sure troublemakers are kept away from the match in Dublin on June 7 are being stepped up after a spike in disruptive conduct was observed at England’s last four away matches.
A spokesman from the National Police Chiefs’ Council Lead on Football Policing said: “We will be running a national operation to round up those who fail to comply before and immediately after the fixture.”