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Man fined over football banning order breach

Warning from police to comply

A Stafford man has been fined £165 and ordered to pay £100 costs after breaching his football banning order.

Michael Oscar from Redhill was arrested on Saturday 2 June after failing to surrender his passport.

The 43-year-old pleaded guilty to failing to comply with the banning order and was sentenced at North Staffordshire Magistrates Court in Fenton.

Assistant Chief Constable Julian Blazeby said: "We are determined that those who have been issued with banning orders by the courts for football-related offences adhere to the terms of those orders.

"Great strides have been made in keeping football matches safe for genuine fans and in preventing the hooligan element from following the national team abroad and giving the country a bad name.

"Letters have been sent to everyone serving a football banning order, informing them of their responsibilities in terms of passport surrender.

"Anyone who does not comply will be arrested and put before the courts.”


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