Three football fans stopped from going to the Euros for violence convictions

Three men have been banned from going to Euro 2016 in France

Three men have been banned from going to Euro 2016 in France - Credit: Archant

Three football fans with convictions for violence have been stopped at Folkestone for trying to get to the Euro 2016 games in France.

The trio have football banning orders but tried to sneak through customs to get to the England game.

PC Mark Wood said: “Due to their recent previous convictions for violence, these men were detained and prevented from travelling.

“Football banning orders are a positive step forwards to making football matches a safer place for all fans.”

Isiah Owen, 26, Joseph Eden, 28 and James Wilks, 34, all from Cambridge were stopped at Folkestone port on June 10 and prevented from travelling to the Euro 2016 England game in France under Section 21a of the Football Spectators Act.

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All three failed to appear at Dover Magistrates Court on June 11 and in their absence were issued with the orders which now prevent them from attending any football matches in the UK or England matches abroad for three years.

The men have also surrendered their passports until the Euro 2016 competition is over.

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