A MAN harassed a woman by sending repeated text messages over two days.

Steven Matthew Garbutt (47), of Blackett Court, Wylam, pleaded guilty at South East Northumberland Magistrates’ Court last Thursday to harassment without violence by sending the texts on May 31 and June 1.

He received a 12-month community order, which included a restraining order, was fined £40 and ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £85 and costs of £40.