Man could be jailed if he goes near a block of flats or its car park

Terry Wilson, 56, was given a banning order after attempting to start fires at the block of flats in Macclesfield.

Terry Wilson, 56, has been banned from an area in Macclesfield. (Cheshire Police)
Terry Wilson, 56, has been banned from an area in Macclesfield. (Cheshire Police)

A man has been banned from entering a block of flats after attempting to set fire to it.

Terry Wilson, 56, appeared at Chester Crown Court on Tuesday, where he was given a two-year Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO).

As a result of the order, he was banned from entering the area covering Maplewood Flats, Macclesfield, and its car park for the next two years.

Officers applied for the order following repeated reports of anti-social behaviour and arson, with Wilson attempting to start fires within the Maple Flats apartment complex in Maple Avenue.

A general view of Chester Crown Court.   (Photo by Peter Byrne/PA Images via Getty Images)
Terry Wilson appeared at Chester Crown Court. (PA)

Police have urged anyone who encounters Wilson, of no fixed address but from Macclesfield, breaching the restrictions of his order to contact them.

If Wilson fails to comply with the CBO, he will be committing a criminal offence which could result in recall to prison or fine.

Sergeant Matthew Bassirat, from Macclesfield LPU, said: “Wilson's behaviour could have resulted in the residents of this apartment complex being seriously harmed, as well as extensive damage being potentially caused.

“The securing of this order, which bans him from entering Maplewood Flats and its adjoining car park, reiterates our commitment to keep Macclesfield's residents safe and targeting those who insist on committing crime and causing issues in our community.

"I hope the granting of this CBO can provide some reassurance to residents in the area and will deter Wilson's behaviour in the future.”