Nearly 200 football fans have been served banning orders from the police in the run up to this year's Euros.

The Met Police's football policing unit secured 197 football banning orders last season - the most ever in a single season.

The majority of the fans banned will be made to surrender their passports to police and will be unable to travel to Germany for the 2024 Euros.

Depending on the type of order issued, fans could also be barred from the vicinity of domestic stadiums or towns on match days.

In April alone, the Met applied for 79 football banning orders to ensure matches in London are safe and to curb disorder.

The unit has also imposed 52 bans for public order offences, eight of which were for tragedy chanting and another eight for racially aggravated public order offences.

The Met continues its no tolerance policy for football fans found in possession of Class A drugs and implemented 51 three-year bans last season.

There were also 28 bans for assault, with a separate 48 bans for football-related offences, including throwing missiles or flares onto the pitch.

Chief Inspector Pete Dearden, who leads football policing for the Met, said: "This has been a brilliant effort from the football policing unit to secure the banning orders and prevent serious disorder taking place in our communities on matchday.

"The majority of our officers working on football are fans themselves, we understand the passion but want to make sure matches taking place in the capital are safe spaces for everyone attending."

He added: "We know the Euros is going to be a hugely popular tournament for fans travelling from London to watch England hopefully bring football home.

"Our dedicated football officers have worked tirelessly with clubs across the capital to secure the bans for fans who cause disorder at domestic matches, to stop them doing the same abroad."