A MALVERN man has been given a two-year Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO) after being convicted of public order offence at Worcester Magistrates Court.
Stephen Evans, 57, of Edith Berry Court, was also fined a total of £100 and was ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £34.
The CBO prevents him from approaching or speaking to any children in a public place who are not accompanied by an adult and being on or entering Geraldine Road.
He is also not allowed to be within 300metres of any school building or school entrance between the hours of 8am and 6pm or act in any manner that causes or is likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress.
He cannot wear a facemask or face covering in a public place other than a plain mask for Covid protection reasons.
PC David Olczak of the Pickersleigh Safer Neighbourhood Team said: “Mr Evans fails to acknowledge the effect that his behaviour has on the local community.
“He has been reported to act out more in front of children, possibly as he gets more of a reaction and social media attention from some of them.
“We do not believe that this behaviour around children is for sexual gratification and is more for the reaction and almost fan following that he gets from some of the older children.”
An altercation occurred between Evans and a school crossing warden while he was intoxicated.
PC Olczak added: “His behaviour is unacceptable and this Criminal Behaviour Order assists in restricting his controversial and unruly behaviour in the community.”
Members of the public are encouraged to report any breaches of the orders to West Mercia Police on 101.