Prolific criminal Shaun Patterson banned from east Hull after 'blighting' communities for 20 years
A ONE-man crime wave has been banned from most of east Hull after "blighting" communities for 20 years.
Shaun Patterson, 36, is one of the city's most prolific criminals, responsible for dozens of offences, including burglaries, car thefts and shoplifting over two decades.
Now, Patterson has been banned from entering most of east Hull and Bransholme as part of an antisocial behaviour order (Asbo).
Sergeant Mark Peasgood, of the east neighbourhood policing team, said: "He has been a blight on the community of east Hull for years.
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"We normally get a massive spike in crime when he is released from prison. He is an opportunistic thief who will steal anything he can get his hands on.
"He has committed house burglaries, shed burglaries, vehicle crime. You name it, he has probably done it."
Patterson was arrested twice during an operation to tackle burglaries in east Hull last year.
Operation Conqueror led to more than 50 people being jailed and burglaries in east Hull were halved.
Patterson told officers the east of the city is where he "works".
From January until he was jailed in April, Patterson committed six garage burglaries, two thefts, one theft from a car and one offence of criminal damage.
He was also convicted of twice assaulting police officers and one offence of going equipped to steal.
After being released from prison last month, Patterson was given an interim antisocial behaviour order.
Since the order was made at Hull Magistrates' Court, Patterson has not committed any further offences.
Sgt Peasgood said: "Patterson was one of our key targets during Operation Conqueror. Usually every time he is released from prison, crime goes up, but he hasn't committed any offences since he came out last month.
"We hope this order will go some way to addressing his behaviour. We are working with Patterson and are trying to help him but if he commits any more offences, we will take a hard stance."
Making the full antisocial behaviour order, District Judge Frederick Rutherford said: "Don't breach it otherwise you will be back before me and I will have to send you away."
Anyone who sees Patterson breaching the order should call Humberside Police on 101.