A BANNED man has been back up before the magistrates after getting into a car with a woman.

Stephen Howells entered a guilty plea to one count of harassment by breach of a restraining order when he appeared before magistrates in Kidderminster in November.


The court heard from prosecutor Aleigha Adams that the 59-year-old, who was represented at the hearing by defence solicitor Ian Parsons, had been made subject to a restraining order banning him from contacting a woman by magistrates in Worcester in June 2018.

But, magistrates were told, he had breached that order without reasonable excuse in Worcester on November 1, by being in a car with the woman protected by the order.

Howells, of Duke Street, Kington, was fined £80 for the offence, with magistrates saying that they had taken his guilty plea to the charge into account when imposing the penalty.

He was also ordered to pay prosecution costs of £100.