Dutch port to frisk England fans on way to Cup

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8 May 2006, VELSEN, NETHERLANDS - The mayor of the Dutch local authority of Velsen said Monday he planned to change a bye-law to allow police to frisk England fans at will on their way to the World Cup in Germany next month.

8 May 2006

VELSEN, NETHERLANDS - The mayor of the Dutch local authority of Velsen said Monday he planned to change a bye-law to allow police to frisk England fans at will on their way to the World Cup in Germany next month.

Around 100,000 England fans are expected to pass through the port of Ijmuiden, which lies within Velsen, on their way to Germany. The port has two daily ferry links to Britain.

Mayor Peter Cammaert planned to push through the change in the bye-law granting additional powers to police to stop and search fans with the aim of removing any weapons, a spokesman said.

The intention was to declare the arrival terminal a security zone, Cammaert's spokesman said.

DPA

Subject: German news

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