Man who terrorised shoppers is banned from Bridlington town centre
A MAN has been banned from Bridlington town centre after terrorising shoppers on the high street.
James Finch, 36, has been barred from entering the area by a judge at Hull Crown Court after repeated drunken violence.
Detective Inspector Grant Taylor, who heads up Bridlington's neighbourhood policing team, said: "He's clearly an individual who tends to become intoxicated and extremely abusive and violent.
"This is going to be a great benefit to the residents of Bridlington.
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"The message we're sending out is please go out, enjoy yourselves and have a drink but we will not tolerate antisocial behaviour."
Finch was involved in a drunken argument on Saturday, August 11, in the town centre. He had been drinking early in the morning.
He was later arrested and was given an Asbo by a judge in Hull on Friday, September 21.
The order bans Finch from being aggressive, harassing families, drinking on the street and going anywhere in the town centre. It lasts until September 21, 2014.
Det Insp Taylor said: "These are quite strict conditions – he's certainly got his life restricted and he will do for the next two years.
"It's really important this message gets out and, as a neighbourhood policing team, we've been cracking down on individuals like Finch."
If the Asbo is breached, Finch will be brought back to court.
He could then face a substantial fine and up to six months in prison.
Det Insp Taylor said the order will help make Bridlington a nicer place to be.
He said: "We will have individuals who will want to go out for an evening.
"They should not be confronted by drunken individuals and assaulted.
"We want people to go out in Bridlington, feel safe and have an enjoyable time."
Finch had been abusive and violent in the town for years. He has previously been found guilty of assault, harassment, alcohol-related offences and criminal damage.
Det Insp Taylor said: "Finch has been committing these offences in Bridlington for many years now.
"The Asbo that has been granted will aim to prevent Finch committing the offences outlined.
"We ask if any member of the public should see Finch breaching any of his Asbo conditions, they report it to us immediately."
The police worked on the Finch case with East Riding Council's antisocial behaviour team.
Anyone who sees Finch breaching his Asbo should call police on 101, or 999 in an emergency.
Visit www.humberside. police.uk/divisions/c-division /areas/bridlington to find out more about police work in Bridlington.