A MAN who breached a court order by sending an email to a woman has been handed a restraining order.

Steffen Rendering (27) of Enschede in the Netherlands, formerly of Wark, appeared at Newcastle Magistrates’ Court on Monday.

He pleaded guilty to breaching a non-molestation order by sending an email to a woman, which he was prohibited from doing by the order.

He was given a restraining order lasting until February 2023, preventing him from contacting the woman by any means. He was also ordered to pay costs of £332.