A STALKER has been told by a court to leave a woman alone after he admitted a campaign of harassment against her.

Alan Lawson, 66, of Bettws Lane, Newport, was made the subject of a five-year restraining order not to contact his victim.

The city’s magistrates’ court heard how the defendant sent her text messages and made phone calls which were “repeated and unwanted”.

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Lawson made “unwelcome visits” to the complainant and would also post about her on Facebook.

The defendant pleaded guilty to stalking with the offence taking place in Newport between September 1 and January 4 this year.

He was fined £500 and ordered to pay £400 compensation and £85 costs.