A CHESTER man has been made the subject of a two-year anti-social behaviour order after being convicted of his 77th criminal offence since 1992.
The order was imposed on Warren George Davies, of Stamford Road, Blacon, when he appeared at Chester Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, August 6.
Davies, 33, was convicted of a racially aggravated public order offence, related to an incident on June 17, and fined £100 with a victim surcharge of £15.
Magistrates also imposed the ASBO after hearing that, in the past 16 years, Davies had been convicted of 76 other offences.
The court accepted the argument that the order was necessary to protect the public from and to help Davies control his behaviour.
The order, which will run until August 2010 will see Davies banned from entering the area surrounded by the A5268 (Chester Ring Road) unless attending appointments at named premises.
He is also prohibited from acting or inciting another to act in an anti social manner, that is to say, in a manner that causes or is likely to cause harassment alarm or distress to one or more persons not of the same household.
PC Steve Hannam, of Chester Inner Neighbourhood Policing Unit, said: “Davies has been responsible for a large number of public order incidents in the city and, despite action being taken against him in the past, he has not altered this problematic behaviour.
“This order will go someway towards helping Davies control his actions and giving the people of Chester peace of mind. It also gives us the power to more closely monitor Davies’ behaviour and take appropriate action should he breach the order.
“We do not apply for ASBOs lightly and they are never the first course of action we would seek to take.
“In each case police and other agencies will work with people to look at other ways of addressing their behaviour without bringing them before the court.
“But in some cases an ASBO is necessary and, when they are applied for, they are compiled thoroughly and professionally - taking the interests of all concerned into account.”