A man has been jailed after breaching an anti-social behaviour order that banned him from a housing estate.

Jason Knowles, 42, of no fixed abode, had been banned from the Louise Close area of Great Yarmouth.

The order followed Great Yarmouth Borough Council’s tenancy services working with Norfolk police after they received complaints about Knowles' behaviour.

Knowles was accused of being verbally abusive, threatening people and physically assaulting a resident.

He was issued with the anti-social behaviour order by magistrates last month.

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He was arrested and charged with breaching his order after being spotted in Louise Close on March 7.

The following day, police and council officers found him hiding in the pantry of a property.

Eastern Daily Press: The Louise Close area of Great YarmouthThe Louise Close area of Great Yarmouth (Image: Google Maps)He appeared at Norwich Magistrates' Court on March 8 and admitted to breaching the order. 

The judge jailed Knowles for two months and warned him he risked a longer sentence if he continued to ignore the order after his release.

After the hearing, Councillor Graham Plant, Great Yarmouth Borough Council’s portfolio holder for Operational Property and Asset Management, said: ‘‘Frustratingly, despite the exhaustive efforts of housing officers and police, Mr Knowles continued to deliberately ignore the terms of the order.

‘’He has showed no sign of being prepared to engage with the authorities or people that might be able to help him.

"In the circumstances, Great Yarmouth Borough Council’s tenancy services team had no alternative but to pursue a fresh prosecution due to the persistent and ongoing nature of his offending.’’