Prolific Chester burglar given five year criminal behaviour order Date published: 20th March 2018 8.20am

A prolific burglar is now banned from entering parts of Chester for up to five years after he would persistently steal from people’s homes.

Matthew Green, 28, of Melbourne Road in Chester was given a criminal behaviour order today (Monday 19 March) at Chester Magistrates Court.

The order states he must not enter numerous roads in Blacon, any shed, yard or private house unless given consent or be in possession of a bike without ownership.

During the hearing the court heard how Green was caught after being spotted peering through the window of a house on Ashmuir Close in Blacon before running off into the garden and trying to escape on his bike.

Despite Green shouting ‘don’t call the police, I won’t come to your house again’ and put up a fight to get away but officers arrived and he was arrested.

Detective Sergeant Nick Henderson, of Chester CID, said: “Green is a prolific criminal with a long history of committing similar offences like these across our city.

“The order handed down to him today reassures the local community that he can no longer commit these offences.”

Sam Chapman Community Safety Officer, Cheshire West and Chester Council from the Anti-Social Behaviour Unit, said: "The police and council work closely in partnership to make communities safer for all persons.

"The implementation of this criminal behaviour order will prevent Green’s anti-social behaviour affecting members of the public.

"His criminal behaviour had a detrimental impact on people’s lives. We continue to work hard to make our communities thriving places to visit, work and live."