Man banned from Plymouth for five years after anti social behaviour
A MAN has been banned from Plymouth for five years after a series of anti-social incidents.
Plymouth Magistrates Court heard how on a number of occasions Matthew Wyman, aged 26, had caused harassment, alarm or distress to local residents.
Plymouth City Council requested the Anti Social Behaviour Order last a lifetime but District Judge Diana Baker said she felt Mr Wyman needed an opportunity to rehabilitate and restricted it to five years.
District Judge Baker said she was satisfied he had caused harassment alarm or distress and used threatening, abusive or insulting behaviour to residents at Flora Court.
She said he had threatened to use "ammonia" as a weapon and had been jointly involved in fighting in the city of Plymouth.
Instructing the ASBO, she said: "You must not enter, visit, reside or be present except to travel directly to or from court hearings or meetings with your legal representative in any part of Plymouth."
The order continued that Wyman must not cause harassment, alarm or distress to anyone by using foul or abusive language or insulting or threatening them.
He was also told he must not buy or be in possession of any liquid ammonia but could still buy cleaning products that contained a "very small" quantity of ammonia. Another condition was that he was not to be in the company of Kevin Fitzgerald in Plymouth.
Passing the order, District Judge Baker said: "You deserve well in excess of six months' custody if you breach this order with your record."
She also gave him 14 days' imprisonment to clear an approximate £500 fine lying on file.
Wyman is already serving time in Guys Marsh Prison in Dorset.
A Plymouth City Council spokesman said: "This is a good result for the Council and the city – this man has now been excluded for five years from the areas in Plymouth where he was causing serious nuisance.
"It sends a clear message to anyone out there who thinks they can get away with persistent anti-social behaviour, such as drug taking and causing a nuisance to neighbours and the community, that it won't be tolerated here in Plymouth. We will continue to work with the community to keep residents feeling safe in their homes and neighbourhoods. We would like to thank residents in this case for their information without which we could not have taken action."