A MAN has been fined after breaking the terms of a restraining order.

Adrian Francis Mayo appeared before magistrates in Hereford for sentencing on October 7.

Prosecutor Ralph Robyns Landricombe said Mayo had been spotted standing and shouting outside a property he was banned from visiting by a restraining order by a neighbour at around 10.30pm on July 17.

Mayo left after the neighbour told him she would call the police, but the incident was later reported after she described him to his victim.

The 53-year-old was interviewed by police, but made no comment except to accept there was a restraining order in place.

In a statement, Mayo's victim said her mental health had been affected and that she was trying to get him out of her head and her life.

The court heard the thought that he might turn up again made her "sick with worry," and has left her feeling unable to go anywhere on her own.

Marilena Di Vitantonio, for Mayo, said he had entered a guilty plea when he previously appeared before magistrates in Kidderminster on August 3 and had been subject to an electronically managed curfew since to allow for a medical report to be done.

"He went to the house and the neighbour, who is a police officer, told him to leave," Miss Di Vitantonio said.

"He left, and it was a week later that she described him to the property's occupant. She clearly did not think there was any immediate danger.

"He has no explanation for going there, and on reflection he can only put it down to his medication bringing back memories."

Mayo, of Whitecastle Close, Hereford, was fined £100 and ordered to pay costs of £95 and a £34 victim surcharge.