A serial criminal has been banned from entering a Norfolk town.

Dean Locke, of no fixed address, pleaded guilty to two charges of assaulting an emergency worker and one charge of criminal damage when he appeared at Norwich Magistrates' Court on Monday.

The 49-year-old was handed a Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO) banning him from entering King's Lynn.

He was also ordered not to consume alcohol in a public place other than a licensed premises or to have an open vessel containing alcohol in a public space.

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Locke was sentenced to 26 weeks imprisonment (suspended for 24 months), a 12-month alcohol treatment order and to pay £100 in compensation.

The order follows a repeated effort by police to tackle Locke's criminal behaviour including a Community Protection Notice which was issued in July 2023.  

Sgt Donna Wiseman, from the Operational Partnership Team in west Norfolk, said: “We will continue to utilise our police powers and all the options available to us to reduce the harm caused to the community by a few prolific offenders.

"We work closely with partners to do everything possible to achieve a positive outcome for those affected”.