A NOTORIOUS troublemaker has been barred from Wigan town centre after launching a string of anti-social attacks.
In recent years James William Carr, 52, of no fixed address, has caused trouble across Greater Manchester, including Hindley, Swinley and Manchester. He was also previously subject to a CrASBO (Criminal Antisocial Behaviour Order) and an Anti-social Behaviour Injunction.
More recently, Carr has been causing trouble in Wigan town centre - begging outside shops, harassing customers and behaving aggressively.
He breached his ASBO three times and committed a public order incident. He was found guilty of these offences at Liverpool Crown Court last month. As a result, he was sentenced to 15 months in prison and had his ASBO varied to prohibit him from entering Wigan town centre and from begging in the borough until May 21 2015.
Insp Glenn Jones said: “This individual has caused untold misery to the community over a number of years, particularly to Wigan town centre. Thanks to the efforts of the town centre policing team and Wigan Council this individual has now been removed from the streets.
“I would like to thank the community who have assisted greatly by providing information. I hope this case acts as a deterrent to others intent on acting in an anti-social manner and demonstrates that neither GMP, nor Wigan Council nor the wider community will tolerate such behaviour.”
The council has now issued posters of Carr which are displayed in shop windows across the town centre.