MAGISTRATES have rejected a city centre banning order for a man who stripped naked in front of youngsters because he was convinced he had “bugs in his clothes”.

Tarron Crutcher returned to Southampton Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, following his conviction for indecent exposure back in July.

He appeared before Magistrates to contest a possible criminal behaviour order, related to his previous conviction.

Prosecutors had hoped to ban the Millbrook Road West resident from the city centre.

In Crutcher’s defence, Raymond Tan, said the order would only hamper his clients progress in his attempts to improve his life and risked “moving the problem elsewhere”.

He labelled the order as “draconian”.

Magistrates agreed that the order would not help Crutcher and declined to impose it.

The bench also praised the 27-year-old for his improved behaviour and for his progress in his drug rehabilitation treatment.

Crutcher was originally hauled before the courts in July after indecently exposing himself on three occasions, to teenagers in public.

In that sentencing, magistrates handed Crutcher a six-month suspended sentence.

He was also ordered to pay £115 victim surcharge and £50 costs at July’s hearing.