AN ABUSIVE Herefordshire man has been handed a restraining order after an incident in a village.

Darren Davies entered a guilty plea to one count of using threatening, abusive, or insulting words or behaviour to cause harassment, alarm, or distress when he appeared before magistrates in Kidderminster in May.


The court heard from prosecutor Aleya Adams that the 44-year-old had used threatening, abusive, or insulting words or behaviour towards a man in Kimbolton, near Leominster, with intent to cause him harassment, alarm, or distress, in an incident on February 2.

Davies, who is of no fixed address, was handed a 12-month conditional discharge and a 12-month restraining order banning him from contacting the victim directly or indirectly.

No compensation was ordered as the magistrates determined that it was not appropriate, and no order was made for prosecution costs, but Davies was ordered to pay a £26 victim surcharge.