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Over 1,600 football hooligans and cokeheads will be banned from leaving Britain during Euros in new crackdown

MORE than 1,600 football hooligans and cokeheads will be banned from leaving Britain during the Euros this summer.

A fresh law imposed from today will force the yobs to surrender their passports to the police.

Over 1,600 football hooligans and cokeheads will be banned from leaving Britain during the Euros this summer

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Over 1,600 football hooligans and cokeheads will be banned from leaving Britain during the Euros this summerCredit: Fame Flynet

Any failing to comply and trying to travel to host nation Germany faces six months in jail or an unlimited fine.

Policing minister Chris Philp said: “Violence, abuse, and disorder have no place in the game we love.

“The vast majority of fans are law-abiding, but we will have zero tolerance for those who disrupt this incredible event.

“These measures will ensure true football fans can travel to the tournament safely and prevent hooligans from committing these crimes abroad.”

The crackdown applies to 1,624 in England and Wales with football banning orders.

Courts issued 682 of these five-year bans last season — the most for 12 years after possession of Class A drugs such as cocaine was added.

During the month-long Euros, the sanctioned hooligans can only go abroad with the permission of the Football Banning Orders Authority.

Cops will also get new powers to intercept other known louts.

Around 1,300 yobs were stopped from travelling to the 2022 Qatar World Cup, under banning laws covering international games, but they have now been extended to the Euros.

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