A MAN who was banned from engaging in anti-social behaviour in Ammanford has been jailed for breaching his criminal behaviour order (CBO).

Persistent offender, Andre Dobson, of Wind Street, Ammanford, was issued with the CBO at Swansea Magistrates' Court on July 22, after months of anti-social behaviour around the Ammanford area, including hitting out at objects with his umbrella and shouting at people.

At the July 22 hearing, Dobson pleaded guilty to a charge of racially aggravated public order and possession of cannabis and was handed the CBO by Magistrates, following an application by Ammanford police.

The 37-year-old was ordered not to act in an anti-social manner or cause harassment, alarm or distress to any member of the public. It included shouting, swearing and threatening violence.

But, two weeks later Dobson was back in court on August 5 for breaching the order.

Llanelli Magistrates heard how Dobson on July 30, spat at a police vehicle in Ammanford in an attempt to damage it.

He pleaded guilty to criminal damage and was ordered to pay £150 compensation and £128 victim surcharge.

Dobson was sentenced to 12 weeks for activating a suspended sentence, eight weeks for breaching a CBO order to run consecutively, and two weeks for criminal damage to run concurrently - a total of 20 weeks in prison.

Ammanford's neighbourhood policing team's PC Steve Morris said: "It is disappointing that Dobson breached his CBO so early. It is always our intention to work with offenders in an attempt to stop them from re-offending.

"But this CBO is also there to protect the community from this kind of behaviour and the sentence issued by the court shows the seriousness of breaching such an order."