A 53-year-old man has been issued a Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO) prohibiting him from touching any parking meters in Liverpool after being convicted of theft.
Nicholas Brennan, 53 years, of Liverpool city centre, was given the order at Liverpool Magistrates Court today, Tuesday 28 February.
Brennan was convicted of a recent theft from a parking meter in William Brown Street.
The order stipulates that Brennan cannot touch or interfere with any parking meter anywhere in Liverpool for two years.
Community Policing Sergeant Charles Cottier said, “Offences against parking meters carry an enormous burden to the taxpayer which is unacceptable.
“For Liverpool City Council alone it is estimated to cost more than £100,000 per annum to repair damage to these machines.
“Your Local Policing team has recognised this, and the CBO granted today against Brennan reflects his disregard for others. Should he breach the order then he could be imprisoned.”
Anyone with information on vehicle crime can to speak to local officers or you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Always call 999 if a crime is in progress.
Image: Nicholas Brennan/Merseyside Police