A MAN has been sentenced after admitting to causing a woman alarm and distress.

Jordan Glaister (24), of Whiteburn, Prudhoe, pleaded guilty at South East Northumberland Magistrates' Court last Thursday to causing harassment, alarm or distress by using threatening abusive or insulting words or behaviour.

The court heard Glaister committed the act in Prudhoe on September 17.

He was given a conditional discharge for 12 months and ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £21.