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World Cup hooligan bans top 3,000
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More than 3000 football banning orders have been issued ahead of the World Cup in Germany, Home Office minister Paul Goggins has said.

A total of 3,286 orders have been made with individuals having to report to a police station and surrender passports 10 days before the opening match.

They would also have to report on every England match day in the tournament, Mr Goggins's Commons written reply added.

More than 100,000 England fans are expected in Germany in June and July.

WORLD CUP POLICE OPERATION
78 police officers involved
44 in Germany
8 based in transit countries
3 officers based with the Crown Prosecution Service
23 intelligence officers.
4 Crown Prosecution Service staff

From 1 June, four German police officers will be working in the UK. They will have no powers but will work alongside UK police to screen fans in the run-up to the event.

A further crackdown on English football hooligans will see 44 uniformed UK police in Germany, and eight officers in bordering countries.

The uniformed British officers working with German Federal police at airports and on the transport system will have the same powers as German police officers, but those working in venue cities will not.

There will also be plain-clothes "spotters" deployed in the host nation.

And for the first time, a team of four prosecutors from the Crown Prosecution Service will go to Germany to gather evidence to be used in British courts




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