A CRIMINAL has been barred from a huge stretch of Bournemouth – including the beach – by a court.

Abdul Aziz Choon, who is of no fixed abode, has repeatedly caused trouble in the town centre.

This week, he appeared at Poole Magistrates' Court to be made the subject of a stringent criminal behaviour order.

The 41-year-old, a Gambian national, was handed the two-year order after recent convictions for possessing class A drugs and two public order offences.

It bans him from from an area of Bournemouth bordered by the A338 Wessex Way from the County Gates roundabout to the travel interchange in Springbourne.

Under the order, Choon is banned from visiting the service road to Bournemouth train station, Holdenhurst Road, St Swithun's Road, Gervis Road, Meyrick Road down to the beach, and from a stretch of the beach between Bournemouth Pier and Alum Chine.

He must also not visited Alumhurst Road or Seamoor Road in Westbourne.

Magistrates said that under the order, Choon must not use threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour, use or threaten violence against members of the public, or be drunk or in possession of an open container of alcohol within Bournemouth.

Choon did not contest the order being made.