Man banned from Macclesfield town centre after being handed Criminal Behaviour Order
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A prolific offender has been ordered to adhere to a Criminal Behaviour Order for the next three years.
Ian Thorley, of Hungerford Road, Crewe was handed the order at Crewe Magistrates' Court on Wednesday 15 February.
While he resides in Crewe, the majority of his offending has occurred in Macclesfield and includes offences of assault and criminal damage.
The 46-year-old is now forbidden from entering Macclesfield town centre.
The CBO, which was applied for by Macclesfield South Beat Team, prohibits Thorley from entering Macclesfield town centre unless for any pre-arranged appointments.
If Thorley fails to follow the order is a criminal offence and could result in a recall to prison or a fine.
Sergeant Matt Bassirat said: “Thorley is a prolific offender who has caused no end of trouble in the town.
“This result shows we will not stop when pursuing those who are intent on causing harm to our communities and will use every option available to us in order to make Macclesfield a safer town to work and visit.
“Thorley will be under the CBO until 15 February 2026 and if he fails to comply with any of the conditions, he could see a penalty of 5 years imprisonment.”
Anyone who encounters Thorley breaching any of the above restrictions is urged to contact Cheshire Police at the Cheshire Police website, or call 101, to report it