A creep has been handed a lifetime ban on approaching or contacting women after terrifying a string of lone female joggers.
Clifford Morgan, 29, was served with the lifetime criminal behaviour order after targeting three women runners, barging one victim and following the other two, while making sexual comments.
The oddball, from Penzance, Cornwall, admitted two counts of causing harassment, alarm and distress, and one count of assault.
He was handed a 16-week prison term, suspended for 18 months, when he appeared before Truro magistrates on December 13, reports the Exeter Express and Echo.
Supporting the order, magistrates placed a lifetime criminal behaviour order on Morgan saying he “must not approach, contact or follow any female in a manner that causes or is likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress”.
Tom Styles, from the councils anti-social behaviour team, said: “This shows the power and flexibility of the anti-social behaviour tools and powers.
“We encourage members of the public to report any incidents to the police via the 101 number for non-emergency or the 999 number for emergencies.”
Sergeant Gemma Freestone added: “This man was given sufficient opportunity and support to change his behaviour but he continued to frighten innocent victims.
“The criminal behaviour order will provide additional powers to us should he breach this.”