Chelmsford: Man banned from every Essex Tesco and M&S for five years
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A man has been banned from every Tesco and M&S store in Essex for five years after officers successfully applied for a Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO).
Jason Smith, 53, of Greenwood Close, Chelmsford was made subject to the order at Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court yesterday (Tuesday 10 October).
The order states he must not:
Attend Wells Crescent or Viaduct Road in Chelmsford for any reason;
Use offensive language or engage in any aggressive or intimidating behaviour in a public place;
Be in possession of any container or vessel of alcohol in a public or be intoxicated through drink or drugs in a public place;
Enter any Tesco or Marks & Spencer store in Essex.
He must also leave any store or premises when asked by any staff, police officer, or PCSO.
Smith was charged with failing to comply with a dispersal order, a racially or religiously aggravated public order offence, and using threatening or abusive words or behaviour likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress.
The charges related to incidents of anti-social behaviour at Chelmsford Bus Station on 2 October.
Inspector Sam Girdlestone, from Chelmsford Community Policing Team, said:
“We cannot tolerate people acting anti-socially in our communities.
“We recognise anti-social behaviour has a really big impact on you everyday life and no-one should feel afraid or intimidated just going about your daily business.
“We’re working really hard to tackle these issues and incidents of anti-social behaviour have fallen by a third in the last year.
“This is the 10th CBO we have secured in Chelmsford in the recent months and we will use all the powers and tools available to us to keep you safe.”