THE mother of a teenager who has been banned from Kidderminster insists her son is a "lovely lad." 

Keylan Evans, aged 14, was slapped with a Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO) after a string of complaints from residents. 

His behaviour included numerous reports of anti-social behaviour, threatening behaviour and online abuse.

His victims include local businesses as well as members of the public.

West Mercia Police applied for the CBO after Evans “caused a significant amount of distress and harassment to local businesses, members of the public and the wider community”.

Evans, of Ryvere Close, Stourport, will be forbidden from entering the town until May 2025.

The ban, issued at Worcester Magistrates' Court, prevents him from entering Kidderminster, except to attend court, a police station or see his solicitor, and associate with certain people.

He is also banned from being in a group of more than three people in public, outside his immediate family.

Restrictions were also placed on his behaviour and communications.

A police spokesperson said: “Should he breach the order, he could face a fine or a prison sentence.”

Sergeant Daniel Townsend said: “This order will hopefully prevent him from acting in this manner in the future.

“I hope the CBO provides reassurance to the local community that the police will take positive action in these situations.”

Since police published Evans' picture, his mum Kelly claims her son has been bullied, saying he is "very easily led".

She said: "Keylan is a lovely lad, he’s just very easily led because he wants to make friends and because he’s got ADHD he’s quite vulnerable.

"He’s helpful and supportive at home and he has a good heart but sometimes he can struggle to control his emotions.

"He had to come out of football because he wasn’t on medication at the time and he couldn’t control himself, so he got into fights."