A MAN has been handed a suspended sentence after harassing a woman in Herefordshire.

Joshua Symonds entered a guilty plea after previously pleading not guilty when he appeared before magistrates in Hereford.

The court heard the 26-year-old had harassed a woman in Herefordshire, putting her in fear that violence would be used against her between April 1 and November 4.

Symonds, of Springfield Avenue, Hereford, was handed a 20-week prison sentence, suspended for 12 months, due to his previous record of offending.

He must also pay costs of £185 and a £128 victim surcharge.