A MAN has been banned from shops in the city centre for three years after a violent struggle with a police officer.

Daniel Cox was jailed for 16 weeks in February after a member of the public tied his shoelaces together as he fled from Wilko with stolen goods.

Cox 30, of Wyld's Lane in Worcester, stole items from Wilko in the city before fighting with PC Matthew Waite, pushing a toddler and threatening to spit in the officer's face, claiming he had hepatitis B.

As part of his conditions upon leaving prison, Cox must not cause alarm or distress to others including being aggressive, spitting and running out of shops.

He is banned from entering any business within Worcester city centre, apart from going to Asda in St Martin's Quarter and Kitson's Pharmacy in Broad Street.

Cox can also not enter, Shrub Hill Retail Park in Worcester, Co-op in Henwick Road, Worcester, any Boots store in the county and Tesco in Droitwich as well as Malvern Retail Park in Roman Way.

Cx can also not inject or take illegal drugs in a public place. The CBO runs until March 1 2021.

Cox was caught for stealing confectionery and air freshener from Wilko. He refused to empty his bag when asked by PC Matt Waite, which saw a scuffle break out and Cox suffering a head injury and bleeding heavily.

Cox was caught as a resident tied his shoelaces together.