A SOMERFORD man has been sentenced to a week behind bars after fed-up magistrates heard he's repeatedly breached a court requirement.

Lee Maurice Keveren, of Amethyst Road, was made the subject of a criminal behaviour order for two years in the summer of last year.

The order was made after he was convicted of possessing a knife, four counts begging in a manner likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress and two counts of failing to surrender – offences for which he was jailed.

It bans him from an area of Christchurch town centre bordered by Stour Road, Bargates, Millhams Street North and the River Stour.

However, on Wednesday, Keveren, 47, appeared back at Poole Magistrates' Court to admit failing to comply with the supervision requirements imposed following release from a period of imprisonment by not attending appointments on seven occasions.

He was jailed for seven days because of the 'persistent nature of the breaches'.

He also admitted two counts of breaching his criminal behaviour order by being found in Church Street on September 14 and in Pound Lane on October 3.

For breaching the order, Keveren was fined £200 and ordered to pay a £32 surcharge.