A 55-YEAR-OLD man has been slapped with a two-year Criminal Behaviour Order (CRASBO).

Graham Colin Parker, of Low White Close, Barrow has been served with the order after officers received numerous complaints about his alcohol-fuelled anti social behaviour.

The order was issued by South Cumbria Magistrates Court after being applied for Barrow police.

Inspector Jim Bailey said he hoped the order brought residents "peace of mind".

The order bans Parker from being drunk or consuming alcohol in a public place and causing harm, harassment or distress by actions or words to any member of the public, not of the same household as himself.

Insp Bailey said: “I am pleased with the outcome of this case. It has involved hard work from officers and it shows that anti social and criminal behaviour will not be tolerated.

“I hope that the two years will allow Parker to reflect on and change his behaviour.

"It is not acceptable to cause other people distress. I therefore also hope that this result will go towards giving local residents well-deserved peace of mind.

“Criminal Behaviour Orders are a useful tool available to the courts which can help the offender to cease further criminality and help protect residents.

“In this instance, the court agreed with our application for the order regarding a persistent offender who we continually have to deal with which takes away resources from those that genuinely require the help of officers.

“I would encourage anyone who witnesses the terms of such a court order being broken to contact the police immediately.

"The punishment for breaking the terms of a Criminal Behaviour Order can be up to five years in prison.”

Anyone wanting to report a breach of these conditions should call 101.