ANTI-SOCIAL behaviour has resulted in a suspended jail sentence for a 27 year-old man.

At Truro Magistrates' Court on Wednesday, Ross James Vicars answered three charges, two of which he had originally denied before later changing his plea to guilty.

Magistrates imposed the 16-week prison sentence on Vicars, from Church Lane, Camborne.

* On January 25 Vicars admitted stealing a green bike to the value of £30 in Camborne. He was committed to prison for nine weeks concurrent, suspended for 12 months. 

* He pleaded guilty to being drunk in Camborne on January 30, which he was prohibited from being by a criminal behaviour order made by magistrates on March 8. He was committed to prison for 16 weeks concurrent, suspended for 12 months.

* He pleaded guilty to using abusive language and made threats, causes a nuisance and was found in a state of drunkenness in Camborne on February 6. He was committed to prison for 16 weeks, suspended for 12 months and ordered to pay £115 victim surcharge and £85 costs.

The magistrates' reasons for the custodial sentence was that Vicars twice breached the criminal behaviour order; he has a history of similar offences; he caused distress to the public; and he committed the offences while on a deferred sentence.

He has been placed under a supervision order for 12 months and will be electronically monitored for one month.