A VIOLENT ex-soldier from Marsden has been barred from causing trouble ANWHERE in the country for the next decade.
Huddersfield magistrates handed Michael Chadwick, 35, an anti-social behaviour order.
And the wide-ranging order means Chadwick could face a hefty jail term if he steps out of line anywhere in England and Wales until May 2015.
The former squaddie is currently serving a 21-month sentence after attacking two men with a baseball bat in Marsden last June.
Huddersfield magistrates heard yesterday how stocky Chadwick had a string of 39 criminal convictions - 11 of them for yobbish and violent behaviour.
Prosecutor for Kirklees Council, Jeff Bell, said Chadwick had moved to his mum's home in Marsden after being given a five-year ASBO in 2002 at a former address in Oldham.
Examples of his unruly behaviour given to magistrates included physical aggression to a woman walking her dog, attacking a passing cyclist and exposing himself to passers-by during a brass band festival in 2004.
Mr Bell urged the bench to make the order carry weight across the country.
Defending Chadwick, Neil Murphy said his client already faced a return to custody if he broke the law after his release later this year.
He added: "If that isn't a sword of Damocles hanging over my client's head then I don't know what is."
Mr Murphy said Chadwick, who sat flanked by two guards in the dock, had changed during his spells in prison.
He added: "He has time to review the way his life has been going.
"He has had time to review his use of alcohol."
He added: "He has now come to a stage in his life where he has every intention of putting things right."
But bench chairman Malcolm Turner granted the order saying Chadwick had a record of serious incidents of unprovoked violence.
He added: "I've very rarely heard of such a series of serious incidents."
The order means Chadwick cannot enter any pub or licensed premises in Marsden town centre for the next 10 years.
He is also barred from the Co-op and Cellar Scene store, both on Peel Street, and cannot approach staff from either of the shops.
The nationwide judgement also means he can't harass, alarm or distress anyone.
He is also forbidden to be threatening, abusive or insulting to anyone and is banned from possessing an offensive weapon in public.
If he breaches any of the conditions he will be hauled back before a court and could face a major jail term.
Mr Bell said he was happy with the result.
He added: "I'd like to thank the members of the public who came forward and helped.
"It's right that people are protected from behaviour like this."