Police tackle Nottinghamshire World Cup troublemakers


Potential troublemakers in Nottinghamshire will have to report to police as part of moves to prevent violence during the football World Cup.

More than 60 people who are subject to banning orders have also been ordered to hand in their passports.

Extra patrols will be put on at possible hot spots, especially near bars showing matches on big screens.

Officers added they were liaising with community leaders of other competing nationalities to deter problems.

Supt Mark Holland, who is leading the World Cup policing operation in the county, said: "While the approach we are taking is predominantly based around local policing, we will have specialist officers trained in dealing with public order incidents available to respond to any major incident of violent disorder anywhere in the county.

"Another key element of our World Cup policing plan is to cater for the increase in domestic violence which unfortunately seems to accompany major football tournaments."

The first game of the World Cup is on 11 June, with England beginning their campaign the day after.

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