Nearly 200 people told to hand in their passports ahead of Euro 2016

PUBLISHED: 09:36 27 May 2016 | UPDATED: 09:36 27 May 2016

There are 180 people with football banning orders across London

There are 180 people with football banning orders across London


Met Police have warned people to hand in passports by June 1

Football supporters who have been issued with banning orders have been told to hand over their passports before the end of next week.

The warning comes before thousands of football fans are set to travel to France for Euro 2016.

Within the Met’s area, 180 people are subject to banning orders, which are usually given out after disorder or hooliganism at a football match.

All 180 people have been reminded of their legal obligation to surrender their passport.

Police are warning those who don’t hand in their passport could see their ban extended.

Superintendent Jon Williams, from the Met’s Public Order unit said: “Violence and hooliganism will not be tolerated in football and these bans are imposed to ensure the real fans can go and watch football games without fear of violence.

Passports must be surrendered on May 31 or June 1.

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