A MAN has been handed a stalking protection order after hurling disgusting abuse at a woman he was banned from communicating with.

Gavin Oates has been fined after admitting to his "provocative" and "abusive" behaviour.

The 42-year-old man from Ross-on-Wye called a woman an unprintable name when he verbally abused her, Worcester Magistrates' Court heard.

Oates appeared in court on March 7, represented by Matthew Lewis, and entered guilty pleas to two counts of breaching a stalking order. 

He committed the offences between February and June last year.


Prosecutor Andrew Mitchenson said that he had breached the stalking order twice after it was made at Worcester Magistrates Court on December 23, 2022.

One of the breaches was for abusive behaviour towards a woman, and the other was for failing to provide notification of a change to his address.

Oates, of the Glebe in Hildersley near Ross-on-Wye, was fined a total of £750. He must also pay court costs of £250 and a £300 victim surcharge.