A MAN from Stonehouse has been sentenced for stalking a woman. 

Christopher McLaughlin, aged 41, admitted stalking the woman during a hearing at Cheltenham Magistrates Court on November 22. 

The offence  - referred to on the court register as stalking without fear, alarm or distress - took place between July 15 and September 14 this year. 

The court register states McLaughlin, of Midland Road, Stonehouse, sent excessive unwanted text messages and unwanted phone calls and sent a handwritten note.

He was ordered to pay a £154 surcharge plus £85 in costs - a total of £239. 

He was given a suspended jail sentence of 14 weeks, suspended for 12 months. 

A three-year restraining order was also imposed.