A PROLIFIC offender has been banned from entering Colchester town centre when he is released from prison after a campaign of abuse against PCSOs.

Kieran Hibble, 21, was jailed for a year last month after driving the wrong way down the Avenue of Remembrance.

He admitting charges of dangerous driving, driving whilst disqualified, driving on false plates, failing to stop and driving without insurance.

But Hibble, of Rawlings Crescent, Colchester, was back in Colchester Magistrates' Court for filming and hurling abuse at two PCSOs in St John's Car Park in August.

Four days later he sent a private message and photograph to one of the officers directly on her social media profile.

In September he became aggressive to two other PCSOs and aggressively pushed his chest into one of them before swearing at them.

He admitted two counts of abusive and threatening behaviour and one count of harassment.

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Hibble was handed three months in jail but the sentence will run concurrently to the one he is serving.

However he was also handed a criminal behaviour order which will come into force when the leaves jail..

Under the conditions, he must not pester, cause annoyance or disturb people in Colchester town centre, must not enter the town centre between 4pm and 8am from Monday to Sunday unless travelling through in any vehicle and must not make contact with police officers and staff unless it is in the discharge of their duty.

Chief Inspector Shaun Kane, district commander for Colchester, praised the temperament of his officers who dealt with Hibble.

He said: “This conviction sends a clear message to people like Hibble who want to abuse officers that their actions will not be tolerated and they will be put before a court.

“Hibble thought he could target the very people who help protect and save others.

"His actions were despicable and brazen.

“The community behaviour order given to him will now significantly restrict his access to Colchester town centre and any breach will see him promptly put before the courts.

“Both PCSOs acted with the upmost control and composure when faced with this unprovoked abuse and intimidation and I am immensely proud of their actions.”