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Seven subject to football banning orders hand in passports for World Cup

PUBLISHED: 10:49 17 June 2018 | UPDATED: 10:49 17 June 2018

Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates his third goal against Spain at the 2018 World Cup. Picture: AP PHOTO/FRANK AUGSTEIN)

Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates his third goal against Spain at the 2018 World Cup. Picture: AP PHOTO/FRANK AUGSTEIN)

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Seven people from Suffolk are among more than 1,200 with a history of football-related disorder to be blocked from going to Russia for the World Cup.

The Football Banning Orders Authority (FBOA) – part of the Home Office – ordered 1,312 people to surrender their passports to police earlier this month.

Suffolk Constabulary said seven people had surrendered their passports at local police stations before the tournament kicked off.

Figures showed that forces in England and Wales had accounted for 1,254 passports representing 96% of the people who hold a passport and are currently subject to banning orders. The 327 who do not hold passports are not required to report to police.

The FBOA said police would continue to root out the small number of outstanding passports throughout the competition.

Suffolk police will hold the passports of seven people until the World Cup final on July 15.

No enforcement action was required against banned individuals who failed to surrender passports in Suffolk.

Minister for policing and the fire service, Nick Hurd said: “The World Cup is a festival of football and is no place for violence or disorder.

“The UK’s system of football banning orders is unique and means that people intent on causing trouble in Russia will instead be staying at home.

“I’m grateful to police forces for taking the necessary enforcement action to ensure that these thugs won’t be able to ruin the tournament for real fans.”

Football-related arrests have fallen to an all-time low since the introduction of football banning orders in 2000.

Orders are imposed by courts and can last for up to 10 years.

Breaching a banning order can result in a fine of up to £5,000 and a six-month prison sentence.

Police will be deployed at major UK ports during the World Cup to stop known troublemakers from travelling to Russia before and during the tournament.

Officers will identify people likely to become involved in football-related disorder and stop them from travelling to Russia.

A UK policing delegation has travelled to Russia, at the host country’s request, to work with local counterparts to assist in ensuring a safe and trouble-free tournament for England fans.

Around 10,000 people are expected to travel from the UK to Russia.

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