A MAN who begs in Bournemouth's Lower Gardens is one of two people sent to prison after breaching a court order.

James McLaughlin, of St Paul's Road in Bournemouth, was made the subject of an anti-social behaviour injunction on December 7 2017.

Magistrates didn't limit the length of the order, instead telling the defendant it would be in place until a further order was made.

But last week, the 50-year-old was sent to prison following "multiple breaches of the injunction", Bournemouth police say.

McLaughlin, who lost an arm in a car accident and struggled afterwards to find work, appeared in court in early October. He was sentenced to 16 weeks in prison for breaching the injunction.

David Hussey, who is 62 and of no fixed abode, was made the subject of one of the injunctions of June 20 this year.

At that time, the order was made for a period of two years.

Under the injunction, Hussey was handed a list of conditions and told not to breach them.

The conditions include orders not to pester, not to scare members of the public or use abusive language, and not to enter Bournemouth town centre.

However, at around 7.10pm on Monday, September 23, Dorset Police received a report of a man causing a disturbance at an address in the Triangle.

Officers rushed to the scene and Hussey was arrested for breaching the terms of the injunction.

He has now been sentenced to 12 weeks in prison for the offence.

PC Jo Morgan, of Bournemouth South Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “These anti-social behaviour injunctions were secured following partnership work with the Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council's anti-social behaviour team and Community Safety Accreditation Scheme officers.

“Both of these cases demonstrate how these orders help us protect the community from offenders such as James McLaughlin and David Hussey, who are responsible for repeated incidents of anti-social behaviour.”