A CHESTER man who verbally abused people in and around the city has been handed an anti-social behaviour order.
Robert Tasker, 50, was handed the order when he appeared at Chester Magistrates Court.
Among other conditions, Tasker is prohibited from using any foul or abusive language or behaviour in any public place. He is also prohibited from entering the city’s Abode Hotel.
If Tasker breaches any of these conditions, he could face a prison sentence of up to five years.
The conviction had been secured after Chester police officers worked with the area’s anti-social behaviour unit.
Sgt Andy Burrage, of the Chester Inner Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “Anti-social behaviour is consistently regarded as one of the key concerns members of our community have.
“Where individuals persist in behaving in an anti-social manner then we will always seek orders to curb that behaviour, and robustly deal with any breaches.
“Members of the public have every right to be able to walk through our city without being subject to abuse or have to witness acts of anti-social behaviour, and Chester Inner officers continue to work hard to protect that right.”