Middle class ‘coke head’ football fans face five-year ban from stadiums under new crackdown on drug use
- Boris Johnson is set to announce new legal penalties for hard drug users
- ‘Their habit is feeding a war on our streets driving misery and crime’, he will say
- Currently five-year bans can only be imposed on violent, racist or homophobic
- More than 1,300 such orders are currently in force, with additions set to come
Middle class ‘coke heads’ found with the drug at football matches face a five-year ban, Boris Johnson will announce today.
Anyone convicted of using cocaine at games will also face losing their passport to stop them travelling to overseas games.
The Prime Minister will say: ‘Middle class coke heads should stop kidding themselves, their habit is feeding a war on our streets driving misery and crime across our country and beyond.
Johnson (pictured at PMQs yesterday) will say: ‘Taking illegal drugs is never a victimless crime’
‘That’s why we are stepping up our efforts to make sure those who break the law face the full consequences – because taking illegal drugs is never a victimless crime.’
Five-year football banning orders can currently be imposed by courts only on offenders convicted of violence, disorder and racist or homophobic chanting.
The measures are expected to be introduced during the coming 2022/2023 season.
More than 1,300 orders are in force now.