A HOMELESS man who threatened to “bomb” a fast food restaurant after a worker refused to serve him has been jailed for ten months.

Police secured a criminal behaviour order (CBO) from Southend Magistrates’ Court last month banning David Binks from the whole of the town.

But the order was overturned at Basildon Crown Court, with the 48-year-old appearing before magistrates once again yesterday to admit what is now his 63rd offence.

Karen Phillips, prosecuting, said alcoholic Binks had broken the amended order within days by drinking in public and obstructing a PC during his arrest.

While on bail, he went to McDonalds, in Southend High Street, where he became verbally abusive.

Miss Phillips told the court Binks said to a worker: “I know people who can make a bomb and I have got one coming. I’m going to bomb you.”

He returned the next day - on Thursday, September 22 - telling another worker: “I’m a gypsy traveller and I can make you disappear. I know where you live.”

Miss Phillips applied for another banning order after Binks admitted two counts of using threatening behaviour, a further count of breaching the CBO and a charge of harassment.

She said Binks had failed to engage with social services and homeless charities and would benefit by being away from his “social cohort” of street drinkers.

However, district judge John Woollard said the order would move the problem to another town centre.

Beth Brown, mitigating, said: “He says staff refused to serve him and he was called a tramp. He is not always aware of the effect his words have on other people.”

Jailing Binks for ten months, Mr Woollard said: “This will give the agencies time to prepare for your release.”