Police have described a known troublemaker's £50 fine for persistently breaching a banning order as 'disappointing'.
Darren Green is prohibited from Wakefield city centre for his persistent anti-social behaviour.
But the 41-year-old has been caught in retail premises on three occasions recently and was brought before Leeds Magistrates' Court as a result.
However, the outcome was not what the police had been hoping for.
They took to Facebook and said: "Dozens of collective officer hours were spent this week investigating these offences, obtaining compelling evidence and putting him before the court.
"Disappointingly, he was given a £50 fine."
Green was handed his criminal behaviour order (CBO) last year which will run until August 2020.
He is excluded from entering large areas of the city centre, including shops.