A MAN who police describe as being ‘continually drunk, offensive and aggressive’, has been given a three year anti-social behaviour order (ASBO).
Albert Hamill, 54, of no fixed address, has been banned from drinking alcohol in public in the Ribbleton, Fulwood and Brookfield areas of Preston.
He has also been banned from the grounds of Royal Preston Hospital, except for attending pre-arranged appointments or receiving emergency treatment.
The ASBO comes after Hamill was continually drunk, offensive and aggressive towards members of the public, the police and ambulance staff at Royal Preston Hospital as well as people in Ribbleton.
Police say he has ‘blighted’ the lives of the people of Ribbleton.
Now police will be handing out posters to shops and other businesses to highlight that he has been made the subject of an ASBO.
PC Paul Geldard said: “We’ll be handing out 100 posters to shops and businesses in these areas to make them aware of the conditions which have been placed on Hamill.
“Over the past year he’s blighted the lives of people living in Ribbleton in particular and I believe this ASBO will protect them from further acts of anti-social behaviour.
“This should send a clear message that we treat anti-social behaviour seriously and we will take action where it’s needed.”
The poster being circulated includes a photo of Hamill and the words ‘Thanks to you... Albert Hamill (54) is now subject to a three year anti-social behaviour order.
It also includes a map of the area where Hamill is banned from.
The three year order will remain in place from now until 27 February 2017.
To report a breach of this ASBO or acts of anti-social behaviour in your area, contact the police on 101.
Alternatively call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.