A CRIMINAL behaviour order has been granted against a Kidderminster man and will start when he gets out of jail.

Prolific offender Jamie Perry, who is currently serving a two-year prison sentence for an attack on a lorry driver, has been banned from Kidderminster and Bewdley town centres for six years.

The 29-year-old, who also goes by Jamie Loveridge, is known for anti-social behaviour, assaults, theft and carrying offensive weapons.

The six-year criminal behaviour order prohibits Perry from acting, behaving or inciting others to behave in any way that causes or is likely to cause any person harassment, alarm or distress, including using foul, abusive or offensive language, and from behaving in a threatening or intimidating manner.

It also prevents him from associating with Kieran Lavelle in any public place, and means he cannot refuse to leave any premise or area when asked by any person with authority to do so.

Wyre Forest District Council has spoken out to deplore Perry's criminal activities, saying that "such crimes should always be punished".

Councillor Helen Dyke, cabinet member for community protection, said: "Wyre Forest District Council works in partnership with West Mercia Police regarding crime prevention and keeping Wyre Forest a safe place to live, work and visit is a priority.

"The type of behaviour in this case has a big impact on our communities and it is important that it is made clear it will not be tolerated and that such crimes should be always be punished."