A MAN has been banned from several parts of Malvern after being issued with a Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO) for persistent anti-social behaviour.
Andrew Lane, 36, of no fixed abode, failed to attend the hearing at Worcester Magistrates’ Court where the order was granted in his absence.
The purpose of a CBO is to tackle the most serious and persistent offenders whose behaviour has brought them before a criminal court.
It is designed to stop the anti-social behaviour and may also include requirements to address the underlying causes of the offender’s behaviour.
As well as banning him from certain areas, it also prevents him from behaving in a particular manner.
The order will run for two years during which time Lane is prohibited from entering Church Walk in Malvern.
Further conditions in the order prevent Lane from sleeping, sitting, perching, crouching, lying or lingering in doorways of commercial or residential premises within the Malvern district unless he has permission from the owner/occupier.
He also must leave a premises or area when asked by someone who has authority to do so and not beg, loiter or sit in any place for the purpose of begging and/or asking people for money.
He cannot enter or be in Church Walk, Malvern, and is banned from behaving in any manner which causes or is likely to cause alarm harassment or distress
Breaching a CBO is an offence and could result in Lane being arrested if he fails to comply with the order.
Anyone who sees Lane breaching his CBO should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.