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FOOTBALL fans subject to banning orders are reminded to stay away from Sunday’s south coast derby – or face arrest.

Thirty-three Pompey fans and 67 Saints fans are banned by the courts from attending matches because of their bad behaviour.

As usual police ‘spotters’ will be on the lookout for troublemakers at the crunch clash at Fratton Park.

And anyone caught flouting their banning order faces arrest, a fine and up to six months in prison.

Superintendent Rick Burrows, who is leading the 250-officer strong Operation Delphin on derby day, said: ‘These fans know full well the consequences if they seek to breach their order. We’ve got an intelligence spotting team out there. They will identify those people and appropriate action will be taken. If they breach a banning order they will be arrested.’