A HOMELESS man has been banned from Fareham town centre for the next two years.
Jay Hawkins, of no fixed abode, was given the anti-social behaviour order by Fareham Magistrates after he assaulted a man on July 20.
The 37-year-old then failed to answer bail on July 27 and was arrested for being drunk and disorderly at Quay Street roundabout in the town on August 24.
The Asbo runs until September 7, 2013.
It bans Hawkins from entering Fareham town centre, unless for a pre-arranged medical appointment, or the town’s Lower Quay area.
It also bans him from acting in an anti-social manner to residents of Watersmeet or Bosuns Close in Fareham, or to staff members or customers of any retail or commercial premises in Fareham borough.
He is banned from encouraging, instructing or inciting any other person to act in an anti-social manner in the same locations.
Other restrictions under the order include banning Hawkins from being in possession of any open container of alcohol in any public place, dropping litter or setting open or uncontrolled fires in any public place.
PC Darren Graham said: ‘We are pleased to have obtained the Asbo against Hawkins, who has demonstrated clear and unacceptable anti-social behaviour in the area, causing distress and harassment to local residents.
‘Breaking the conditions of an Asbo is a criminal offence and if anyone sees Hawkins breaching his order, I would urge them to contact the police in Fareham on 101 as soon as possible, so we can take the appropriate action.’
Anyone who sees Hawkins breaking the conditions can also use Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.