Stoke & Staffordshire

Two men charged with breach of football banning orders

Two Staffordshire men have been arrested for allegedly breaching football banning orders.

The men, aged 20 and 21 from Tamworth, were arrested and charged for failing to sign-in with police on Saturday, before England's opening game.

The 21-year-old is due before the town's magistrates later, police said.

There are 76 people subject to football banning orders in Staffordshire and they must surrender their passports for the duration of the World Cup.

They are also required to sign-in at local police stations, usually when England are playing, to prove they have not left the country.

The 20-year-old man was arrested on behalf of Derbyshire Police on Tuesday after he had allegedly failed to sign-in at Chesterfield police station on Saturday, police said.

He was charged with failing to sign-in and failing to notify police about his change of address and is due to appear at North Derbyshire and Dales Magistrates' Court in Chesterfield on 12 July.

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