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Last Updated: Wednesday, 25 August, 2004, 17:07 GMT 18:07 UK
Hooligans get football match bans
More than 130 known football hooligans have been banned from Nottinghamshire's three main clubs as part of a pioneering scheme.

Notts County, Nottingham Forest and Mansfield Town have linked up with police in the scheme to identify known trouble-makers and take action.

Most recently, the clubs banned three individuals for life. A further 28 were banned for a total of 177 years.

Three men from Notts were also given three-year banning orders in court.

20 years of trouble

They were Scott Parker, 34, of Gardendale Avenue, Clifton, Jonathon Parmenter, 34, of Elterwater Drive, Gamston, who also has to pay 562 costs, and Nigel Straw, 40, of Shelford Road, Gedling, who also has to pay 1,100 in costs.

Police said the three men, who appeared at Nottingham Magistrates' Court, had been involved in hooliganism for between 10 and 20 years.

Insp Greg Drozdowski, of Notts police, said: "These are tremendous results for Nottinghamshire Police and clearly demonstrates that we continue to take the matter of football hooliganism very seriously.

"The long-term objective is to eradicate all football hooliganism associated with the county's three football clubs by removing prominent hooligans who regularly organise and engage in football-related violence and disorder."




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