A MAN from Stroud has been given a restraining order after harassing a woman.

Phillip McCormick of Swells Hill, Brimscombe, Stroud pleaded guilty when he appeared in Cheltenham Magistrates’ Court on February 27.

He was discharged conditionally for two years but must have no contact with the victim until February 27, 2020.

Mr McCormick was also forced to pay compensation of £250 and £85 court costs.