A MAN who terrorised people for years has been handed Huddersfield's toughest-ever anti-social behaviour order.
The order against Dale Patrick Myers covers all Kirklees.
And it means that if he causes trouble in any part of the district he could be jailed.
Kirklees Council officials won the order at Huddersfield County Court, when barristers representing Myers decided not to contest the application.
Council officials and police had compiled a catalogue of evidence against Myers, 24, of Newsome Road, Newsome.
But many people who had spoken out about his behaviour were too terrified to go to court to appear as witnesses.
Myers' father, John Boylan, 67, was the subject of an anti-social behaviour order from last summer after problems in Lowerhouses.
District Judge Harrison granted the order against Myers at the Huddersfield court.
It means he is banned from using or threatening violence, harassing or intimidating people and causing a nuisance anywhere in Kirklees.
The order remains in force until August next year. If Myers breaks the order he will be arrested and may be sent to prison.
A spokesman for Kirklees Neighbourhood Housing said: "Myers's behaviour over a considerable period of time has caused misery to his neighbours.
"He has also harassed and threatened housing officers and staff from other agencies.
"We applied for the order as we had many anonymous reports of threats and intimidation from Myers and his associates.
"Although witnesses were too frightened to go to court we had sufficient evidence from staff and other agencies - including the police - to convince the judge the order was necessary. It was not opposed.
"The order demonstrates that this kind of behaviour will not be tolerated by Kirklees Neighbourhood Housing, its partners of the residents of Kirklees.
"We hope it encourages other people who face intimidation to get in touch with us or the police.
"They don't need to give their names and they will be taken seriously."