This story has been updated, see below for changes.

A MAN has been banned from Oxford city centre after taking drugs in a public toilet.

Gabriel Chamberlain, 45, of no fixed address, was issued a Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO) which now means he is not allowed to leave or store any personal items in public places in the whole of England and Wales, and has very restricted access into Oxford.

The restrictions means he is prohibited from entering Oxford city centre, with the exception of Speedwell Street and Luther Street to access the homelessness services, Oxford Police Station and the courts**.

Earlier this year, Chamberlain was found in a public toilet cubicle in Gloucester Green by a street scene supervisor at Oxford City Council. He was asked to leave the toilet as they were due to close for the night but he refused.

The staff member from the council who found him gave a very detailed witness statement to the court, explaining how they had seen drug paraphernalia coming out of the cubicle, and the state in which Chamberlain had left the toilets a few hours after being asked to.

In his absence, he was found guilty of breaching the city centre Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) at Oxford Magistrates’ Court on October 4, later being sentenced on October 16.

Given that there was no evidence that Chamberlain was employed, the city council asked the court to impose the lowest possible fine. The court chose to fine him £80.

Because he was prosecuted for a criminal offence, the council could apply for a CBO but had to give a list of 25 incidents involving Chamberlain.

He is now restricted from coming into Oxford, being violent in any way to anybody in England and Wales, leaving or storing items in public places or leaving any needles or drug materials in public places in England and Wales.

Breaching the order is a criminal offence, and will be in place until 2020.

**This story has been updated - a previous version indicated Chamberlain was barred from homelessness services and the courts, which is not the case