A man who was banned from drinking anywhere in Surrey because of his drunken and abusive behaviour may now face prison after breaching the terms of his anti-social behaviour order (Asbo).

Leonard Young, 42, of Gatley Avenue, West Ewell, appeared at South East Surrey Magistrates’ Court on November 30 where he was given an Asbo to run for three years. 

Under the conditions of the Asbo, Young was banned from behaving in a way, or inciting others to behave in a way, either verbally or physically, in public, which is likely to cause alarm or distress to people living in the county.

He was also banned from being drunk in any public place in Surrey and drinking from any open "vessel or jar containing intoxicating liquor" in any public place.

But Young has now been charged with breaching the terms of the Asbo and has been bailed to return to South East Surrey Magistrates’ Court on January 11.

PC Elena Polo-Fernandez said: "Mr Young was originally given his Asbo for causing a great deal of distress and upset to his victims that also had a detrimental effect on the local community.

"I hope the fact that Mr Young has been charged demonstrates our commitment to ensuring Epsom remains a pleasant place to live and work and that breaching such an order will not be tolerated."