Lincoln City hooligans surrender passports ahead of England qualifier with Ukraine
Nine convicted Lincoln City football hooligans have handed in their passports as part of the conditions of their ban ahead of England's World Cup qualifier against Ukraine tonight.
There are currently 19 Lincoln City supporters on a football banning order, but only nine hold a passport.
And tonight's fixture is the fourth consecutive game that Lincolnshire Police has successfully achieved a 100 per cent hand-in.
Football Intelligence Officer Andy Pearson believes the condition is crucial in curbing football hooliganism.
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"It is a vital condition," he said.
"In the lead-up to the Euros in France in 2016 the enforcement of the passport surrender is crucial to preventing people from travelling.
"People on banning orders used to have to sign on for international games but they removed that about a year ago because if we have their passports there is no point having them signing on.
"People have been put before the courts in the past when they haven't surrendered the passport so they are now following it so they aren't arrested."