Fourteen fans given football banning orders

The Fratton End at Fratton Park
The Fratton End at Fratton Park
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FOURTEEN Pompey fans are subject to football banning orders, Home Office figures show.

The number is down from 17 fans who had orders against them in September last year.

Two Portsmouth fans received banning orders between September 21 last year and September 3 this year compared to one given the previous season.

Pompey has the sixth highest number of fans with banning orders in League Two, with Luton Town fans topping the league list with 27.

Premiership club Newcastle United received the highest number of banning orders last season in England and Wales, with 95 banning orders imposed on supporters of the team in the 2013/14 season.

The total number of football banning orders decreased by seven per cent to 2,273 on September 3 this year, from 2,451 on September 20, 2013.

This represents 678 new banning orders imposed during the period, on top of those already in place.

Football banning orders aim to block potential troublemakers from travelling to football matches at home and abroad.

They are issued by the courts following a conviction for a football-related offence or after a complaint by the Crown Prosecution Service or a local police.