A HEREFORD man has been banned from entering The Oval off the city's Belmont Road after harassing a woman with repeated visits.

Steven Thomas admitted one count of harassment without violence when he appeared before a deputy district judge in Kidderminster in January.

The court heard from prosecutor Mark Hambling that the 42-year-old had pursued a course of conduct which he knew or ought to have known amounted to the harassment of a woman in Hereford on January 20.


He had attended her home address on a number of occasions that day and had posted a letter through her letterbox, the deputy district judge was told.

Thomas, who is of Spofford Street in Hereford, was released on bail with a condition banning him from contacting the victim or entering The Oval in Hereford ahead of his next hearing.

He will appear before magistrates in Hereford for sentencing on February 20.

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