FIVE men from East Lancashire were prevented from travelling to see England's glory night in Munich by a police anti-hooligan operation.

The suspects were stopped at Manchester Airport as they made their way to the World Cup qualifier, which the visitors won 5-1.

Duncan Bradshaw, 32, of Brunshaw Avenue, Burnley, Paul Rawson, 31, of Bluebell Grove, Burnley, and Lee Tattersall, 31, of Sycamore Avenue, Burnley, were ordered to surrender their passports by Manchester City magistrates and will reappear before the court on October 29, after being stopped on Thursday.

The following day, undercover police arrested Damian Hartley, 29, of Swinless Street, Burnley and John Houston, 26, of Clayton-le-Moors, under powers given them by the new Football Disorder Act.

They were bailed to appear before Manchester city magistrates on Saturday morning when Hartley had his passport confiscated to stop him travelling.

Houston failed to appear and a warrant has been issued for his arrest.

At the next hearing police are expected to argue the men should be banned from attending any international matches involving England, home or away.

A spokesman for Manchester Police said all the men were detained as part of a surveillance operation running at Manchester Airport in a bid to stop known hooligans travelling to the Gemany game.

He said all the arrested men were checked against the National Criminal Intelligence Service database, which gives details of soccer thugs, and against Lancashire Police records.