A STALKER has been hit with a restraining order after a five-month campaign of harassment in which he sent an explicit image to his victim's partner and damaged her car.

Aaron Kenyon, of Woodside Terrace, Northwich, appeared at Warrington Magistrates Court on January 25 to face sentencing on three charges.

The 35-year-old had, on December 22 last year, pleaded guilty to charges of disclosing private sexual photographs, stalking without fear and criminal damage.

The court heard Kenyon had stalked a woman between March 23 and September 7 last year.

During this time he sent unwanted messages and calls, turned up at her address while unwanted, sent messages - including an explicit image - to her partner, contacted her on various platforms, and inexplicably turned up where she was.

Kenyon damaged the woman's car on April 4 last year and sent the sexual image on April 17. 

Taking his admission into account, magistrates imposed a two-year community order requiring Kenyon to complete 100 hours of unpaid work, 30 days of a Building Better Relationships programme and 20 days of rehabilitation activity.

The bench also slapped him with a two-year restraining order, banning him from contacting his victim by any means and from entering a specified Winsford address.

Kenyon must also pay court costs of £120 and a £114 surcharge.