A MAN damaged a pub window and was caught carrying a kitchen knife in a public place, a court has heard.

Alan Lawton pleaded guilty to six charges when he appeared before magistrates.

The court heard Lawton had deliberately damaged a window worth £264 at the Bay Horse Inn in Hereford's Kings Acre Road on January 15.

The 34-year-old also admitted using threatening and abusive words or behaviour and possessing a kitchen knife in a communal garden in Whitbourne on June 11, threatening to damage cars belonging to others on July 15 and 20, and breaching the terms of a restraining order by texting, messaging, and calling a person he was banned from contacting between January 1 and July 7.

Lawton, of Ardley Meadows, Whitbourne, handed an 18-month community order, a 12-month restraining order and a three-month curfew with electronic tag.

He must also pay compensation of £264 and a £94 victim surcharge. No costs order was made due to his lack of means.