OPERATION WORLD CUP
Police order city hooligans told to hand over passports
EIGHTEEN known city football yobs have been forced to hand in their passports to prevent them travelling to the World Cup.
And as part of a tough raft of measures, police have said they will pursue similar Football Banning Orders, which cover league and international games, on anyone causing disorder and violence during the host of football celebrations being staged by city pubs and clubs as England go for glory.
EIGHTEEN known troublemakers in the city have been forced to hand over their passports to prevent them travelling to the World Cup in South Africa.
In all, Cambridgeshire Police have enforced Football Banning Orders in place on 26 people across the county.
These people were required to surrender their passports ahead of the World Cup to a police station by June 1.
They are also required to report to a designated police station on each day that England play. Failure to comply is a criminal offence.
Police say a 23-year-old man from Peterborough failed to surrender his passport before England’s friendly match against Japan.
He was arrested on May 30, charged with failing to comply with the banning order and bailed to appear at Peterborough Magistrates’ Court on June 1 .