A MAN described as a "drain on local resources" has been handed a five year Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO) for his persistent drunken and anti-social behaviour in Surrey especially around a number of local hospitals.
The conditions of the CBO, among other requirements, prevent Etherington from attending the hospitals unless he requires emergency medical treatment or has a prior appointment confirmed in writing.
If he fails to comply with any of the conditions of the five-year CBO he will be committing a criminal offence and could be sent to prison or fined or both.
Lucy Lumsden from Surrey Police’s Anti-Social Behaviour Team said: "Ben Etherington’s threatening and abusive behaviour has had a negative impact on the local community for some considerable time. His multiple presentations at local hospitals has placed a significant drain on NHS resources, and clearly something needed to be done."