Hanover police ban hooligans from city

30th May 2006, Comments 0 comments

30 May 2006, HANOVER - Police in the German city of Hanover have banned 51 known hooligans from the federal state of Lower Saxony from not only attending World Cup matches in the city but also from entering large areas of Hanover's city centre.

30 May 2006

HANOVER - Police in the German city of Hanover have banned 51 known hooligans from the federal state of Lower Saxony from not only attending World Cup matches in the city but also from entering large areas of Hanover's city centre.

Assistant chief of police Uwe Luehrig is reported in Tuesday's Hannoversche Allgemeine Zeitung newspaper as stating that the ban is already in place and encompasses a two-kilometre stretch from the main station through the city centre.

"I assume that other World Cup host cities will act in a similar manner," Luehrig was quoted by the newspaper as saying.

Hooligans found in breach of the order face a fine or could be held for up to nine days. Police have also set up 237 steel cages in garages of police stations to hold potential troublemakers.

 DPA

Subject: German News

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