A MAN has been jailed for 11 months for breaching a criminal behaviour order in Chelmsford.

Jake Carter, 27, of Meadgate Avenue, Chelmsford, was given a criminal behaviour order on November 24 which prohibited him from being in possession of a bike or e-scooter in Chelmsford city centre.

On Saturday, December 2, police officers arrested Carter on suspicion of two breaches of the order.

One included him riding his bike to a probation meeting.

Carter appeared at Chelmsford Magistrates' Court on December 4 and was given an 11-month prison sentence.

Sgt Graham Thomas said: “Carter demonstrated a complete lack of respect for his criminal behaviour order by breaching it within days of it being issued.

“Carter had been issued with the CBO after he was previously found guilty of six assaults in the city which were unprovoked and intimidating.

“This order was given to keep the wider public safe from Carter’s actions and limit his ability to cause further distress to the public.

“Our town centre team acted quickly following these reports of breaches and I’d like to thank the public for their support.”