AN ELLESMERE Port man whose anti-social behaviour had a significant effect on the community has been given a Criminal Behaviour Order for three years.

Ranjit Virdi, 59, formerly of Victoria Road, Ellesmere Port, was handed the order at Chester Magistrates’ Court for a series of incidents centred on his former address.

Police say there were 65 incidents at the address involving Virdi since 2013.

The order prevents him from entering Victoria Road, using or threatening violence, using abusive language in public or towards anyone, being drunk in a public place and having an open container of alcohol in public unless he is in licensed premises.

PC Graeme Morrison said: “Virdi had been making his neighbours lives a misery with his abusive and violent behaviour when he was drinking.  There have been more than 65 incidents involving Virdi at this address since 2013 and it is clear he has no regard for those affected by his actions.

“In August we served a closure notice on this address and he has since left the area. The Criminal Behaviour Order placed on him will ensure that he no longer causes a nuisance to his previous neighbours but, also, if his behaviour continues in this appalling manner the police have the extra powers to step in sooner.”

The order was granted on 9 November.