A KIDDERMINSTER man has been handed a three-year Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO) banning him from entering any Tesco store in Worcestershire. 

Damian Badger, aged 35, from Bromsgrove Street, was given the order on Friday, June 17 at Kidderminster Magistrates' Court.

According to police, Badger has caused a significant amount distress and harassment to local businesses and members of the public over a number of years.

The order prohibits him from loitering or entering several shops in Worcestershire, particularly Kidderminster. He has also been sentenced to prison for eight weeks. 

He is banned from entering or loitering outside any Tesco store in Worcestershire, the Spar store in Marlpool Lane, Kidderminster, and Asda in New Road, Kidderminster.

He is also prohibited from refusing to leave any premises, location or area when asked by someone with authority, and from making verbal threats or acting in an aggressive manner towards members of the public. 

PC Luke Worthington from the Safer Neighbourhood Team said: “This CBO will no doubt reassure our local retailers and residents that the police will take positive action to make our communities safer.

“Badger has also been sentenced to eight weeks in prison following his flagrant disregard for court orders relating to his community service order. 

"This is further evidence that the police and the courts will hold you accountable for your actions and that our communities will not stand idly by while you harass and try to intimidate.”