A WOMAN must carry out 200 hours of unpaid work after sending threatening messages to a man, which caused him anxiety and distress.

Georgia Baluch (27), of Amy Street, Southwick, in Sunderland, pleaded guilty at South East Northumberland Magistrates' Court last Wednesday to a charge of sending threatening messages.

The court heard that she sent these messages to a Haltwhistle man on July 7, and the recipient was distressed by the content of the communication.

Magistrates imposed a 18 month community order on Baluch, with the requirement of carrying out 200 hours of unpaid work.

She was also made subject of a community order which prevented her making direct contact to the victim and a named female, and banning her from visiting the home address and the workplace of the victim.

Baluch must also pay a victim surcharge of £95 and court costs of £85.

Her early guilty plea was taken into consideration when being sentenced.