Three men banned from town centre over 'drunken behaviour'

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Three men have been banned from a town centre after an 'escalation of drunken behaviour', including exposing themselves and defecating in public.

The men - all aged between 40 and 55 years old - have been banned from entering Ripley town centre until November 2018.

According to Amber Valley Borough Council, examples of the group's anti-social behaviour include being drunk in public, exposing their genitals, physically fighting with each other and passing out "face down in the street".

The men, who have not been identified by the council, have also been known to sleep rough in doorways and act in a threatening way to members of the public and police officers.

Amber Valley Borough Council sought an injunction from Derby County Court banning the men from the area.

They have also been banned from carrying an open container of alcohol in any public place within Amber Valley and from sleeping rough anywhere in the area.

Councillor Jane Orton, cabinet member for community safety at Amber Valley Borough Council, said: "The community safety team have worked hard to tackle the issues of anti-social behaviour reported in Ripley and will continue to monitor public concern relating to these issues."