A MAN has been banned from entering a Bournemouth shopping centre for a year.

Nicholas Richard Bailey, 53 and of Knole Road, Boscombe, was accused of two counts of racially-aggravated public order offences and one charge of being drunk and disorderly in a public place.

Bailey was alleged to have used threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour or disorderly behaviour thereby causing that or another person harassment, alarm or distress, with intent, against different men.

The incidents took place in The Sovereign Centre, Boscombe, and the Boscombe Precinct on April 6, 2021, and September 14, 2021, respectively.

The latter date also saw the defendant being drunk and disorderly.

Bailey pleaded guilty to the offences and he was sentenced on June 9 at Poole Magistrates’ Court.

The defendant was issued with an 18-month community order, which included a 12-month exclusion zone not to enter the Sovereign Centre and to take part in up to 30 days of rehabilitation activity.

Magistrates issued a £360 fine and ordered the offender to pay a £36 surcharge.