A SERIAL offender has been banned from a fifth Dorset town after his repeated anti-social behaviour “caused distress” to members of the public.

Darren Stuart Amor, 45,was made the subject of a criminal behaviour order in July 2017, which banned him from entering Poole or Weymouth for five years.

Then, in November last year, he was back in court after breaching the order and committing offences in Wimborne, which saw him banned from the town until 2023 .

He is also banned from Ferndown until October this year after being handed a five-year ASBO in October 2014, which also covered Wimborne.

Earlier this month, he appeared before magistrates yet again after taking his campaign of anti-social behaviour to Blandford.

His 2017 criminal behaviour order was amended to ban him from entering the town until November 25, 2023.

The defendant, of no fixed abode, is only allowed in the town when travelling by bus to Shillingstone, and when doing this he is not allowed to leave the vicinity of the Crown Hotel bus stop when changing buses.

He will also be required to produce a valid ticket if required by a police officer.

Amor, who has a record of anti-social behaviour stretching back to 1999, has previously verbally and physically abused paramedics and hospital staff while in their care. He once flicked blood at a paramedic who tried to help him.

Since the start of 2015 Amor has come to the attention of police more than 100 times. He has previously been described by police as showing “no respect for society’s laws” and has been repeatedly arrested for criminal damage, assault, and drink driving.

Magistrates have often commented on his “appalling record” and “flagrant disregard of court orders”.

Under his criminal behaviour order, he is also banned from begging anywhere in Dorset.

If he breaches the order he can be arrested and brought back before the courts.

Inspector Simon Perry, of North Dorset police, said: “Darren Amor has repeatedly been responsible for anti-social behaviour and has caused distress to members of the public and businesses in Blandford.

“I am pleased that we have been able to work with our partners, including Dorset Council, to secure the variation on this order to help prevent him causing further issues in the town.”

Cllr Graham Carr-Jones, Dorset Council’s portfolio holder for community safety, said getting Amor back before the court had been a “last resort”.

“We tried to work with Mr Amor, but he declined all support. Our priority is to protect residents, which is why we have taken this action, and I am pleased that we have succeeded.”