A MAN who harassed a woman by creating a fake social media account and sending messages has been handed a community order.

Joshua Bruton entered a guilty plea when he appeared before magistrates in Hereford.

The court heard the 20-year-old had harassed a woman in Hereford between October 21 and 29, sending a number of messages to her via social media, creating a fake social media account in order to contact her, and attending her home address.

Bruton, of Queensway, Hereford, was handed a nine-month community order and must pay costs of £135.