A homeless man has been banned from drinking and sleeping in Hyson Green’s Mary Potter Centre.

Tadeusz Wierminski, aged 32, would often refuse aggressively to leave the centre when asked by security guards, and notably punched a guard in the face.

Following an eight week prison sentence for the offence, Wierminski continued to loiter around the centre, leading to frequent police calls to have him removed.

He was offered help by support agencies, but persistently failed to engage.

Nottingham City Council applied for an injunction to prevent him from entering the building.

After Wierminski failed to attend a court hearing on 24 January, the court decided in his absence that by entering the Mary Potter Centre he risks arrest and further action being taken against him.

Portfolio Holder for Community and Customer Services, Cllr Toby Neal, said: “We hoped that by offering support, Wierminski would address his lifestyle. However, we had to consider the safety of those working and visiting the health centre.

“We hope that by receiving this court order, he will address his needs and engage with our support services.”