Homeless man banned from city centre buildings

Andrew Cunningham
Andrew Cunningham

A homeless man who has been terrorising staff and members of the public in Lancaster has been given an Anti Social Behaviour Order (ASBO).

Lancaster police said Andrew Cunningham, 32, has been intimidating staff when asked to leave various pubs, shopping centres and other locations in Lancaster city centre over a period of months.

The ASBO will now prevent him from entering these places.

Lancaster Magistrates Court granted the ASBO to Lancaster City Centre Neighbourhood Policing Team on Thursday.

He is now prohibited from using foul, abusive, threatening or disorderly language or behaviour in any public place in Lancaster and Morecambe, and from entering the following premises:

The Royal Lancaster Infirmary (other than attending for a genuine medical reason by going direct to the A&E Reception Desk or by prior appointment through his GP)

The Friends Of Meeting House Lane Building.

Penny Street Bridge Hotel

The Green Ayre and Sir Richard Owen Public Houses.

Market Gate Shopping Centre

St Nicholas Arcade Shopping Centre

Lancaster Library

Lancaster City Museum

The Storey Institute

Lancaster Railway Station unless in possession of a valid ticket for train travel and for the sole purpose of train travel.

If any of the above are breached by him then he risks being arrested and prosecuted.

Lancaster police said: “We hope this order provides some necessary respite to the victims he has abused with his anti social and intimidating ways.”