A man has been handed a county-wide Criminal Behaviour Order after committing a string of offences including assaulting a nurse who was trying to help him.

David Anthony Waterman, 47, of Westway Road in Weymouth, was issued with the order by Weymouth Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, March 9, after being found guilty of a number of offences including threatening behaviour, resisting arrest and assaulting a registered nurse who had been treating him.

The court sentenced him to an eight-week prison sentence suspended for 12 months. 

Following this, he was issued with a five-year Criminal Behaviour Order.

The order states Waterman must not:

• Act or incite others to behave in an anti-social manner, that is to say, a manner that causes or is likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress to any persons within the commission area of Dorset.

• Use or incite others to use threatening, intimidating, insulting or abusive words or behaviour in any place to which the public has access in the commission area of Dorset.

• Enter the commission area of Bridport town centre, inclusive of East Street, East Bridge, Riverside Gardens, West Street, South Street, Mountfield Gardens, Borough Gardens, the bus station, the skate park, Plottingham and St Mary’s playing fields. Save for travelling through on a bus or in a car.

• Enter the commission area of Weymouth seafront from the groyne adjacent to the Sluice Gardens to the Pleasure Pier behind Weymouth Pavilion, St Mary Street, St Thomas Street and King Street.
• Enter any licensed premises belonging to the Bridport and Area Pubwatch Scheme.

• Be in possession of any open container of alcohol, or consume alcohol in any public place other than licensed premises.

Waterman is also required to engage with EDP Drug and Alcohol Services at least once a week until discharged by EDP

Police Constable Scott McGregor, of Dorset Police, said: “Waterman's unacceptable behaviour has caused distress and misery to residents and visitors across Dorset over the years.

"The Bridport Neighbourhood Policing Team will not stand for drug and alcohol-related anti-social behaviour and we used evidence from the local community as well as the Bridport and Area Pubwatch Scheme to help secure the order.

"I am pleased the court agreed with this application and the need to protect the public from Waterman's behaviour. I hope the positive requirement that states he must engage with EDP will help him turn his life around and in turn stop him from re-offending."