A MAN has been ordered to pay £290 after breaching a criminal behaviour order.

Justin Savery was issued the order in March, which bans him from having an open container of alcohol on any council highway in Southend.

But he breached it four times this month.

He was arrested following the latest incident in Hamlet Court Road, Westcliff, on Tuesday.

The 49-year-old, of no fixed address, appeared at Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court yesterday via video link and admitted four counts of breaching a criminal behaviour order and one of breaching a conditional discharge.

He was fined £50 and ordered to pay £145 costs and a £95 victim surcharge.

Savery was also made subject of a community order and must complete rehabilitation activity.

The criminal behaviour order issued on March 18 lasts for three years and also bans him from behaving in an anti-social manner in Southend.

He also must not enter Quantock flats in Chichester Road and the Pennine, Malvern and Children flats in Coleman Street.

Savery had previously been issued community protection notices by both the Town Centre Team and Southend Council.

PC Nicholas Baldwin, who led the investigation into Savery, said: “Savery has continually and persistently caused a nuisance to the public through his drunken behaviour in the town centre.

“Our Town Centre Team is committed to being a visible and reassuring presence.

"We are also working effectively with our colleagues at the council to clamp down on all types of anti-social behaviour."

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