A PROLIFIC criminal has been given an injunction for persistent antisocial behaviour.

Thomas Lake has wreaked havoc in Bexhill over recent months, shoplifting and causing criminal damage.

The 47-year-old, of no fixed abode, has been issued a two-year injunction which prohibits him from a list of things, including causing distress to others, being intoxicated in public and begging. Lake is not allowed in the town centre or any religious buildings, and if he breaches the injunction he will be arrested. He must engage in a drug and alcohol misuse programme.