A MAN has avoided prison for breaching a non-molestation order and stalking charges.

Daniel Lovell, 32, of Goldbourne Street, Keighley, faced two charges of breaching a non-molestation order and an offence of stalking without fear/alarm/distress against the same woman.

The breaches of the non-molestation order, dating from 2020, included contacting a woman on social media using an alias name of Martin Price. He also spotted her in a car with a friend, pulled up beside her vehicle in his car and swore at her in the street, saying ‘you’re f****d, you’.

The stalking charge referred to a number of incidents between August 7, 2021 and September 25 last year, including sending What’s App and Snap Chat messages to the same woman.

In mitigation, the court heard Lovell had ‘moved on’ and had not had any contact with the complainant for the last 10 months.

Lovell was jailed for a total of nine months, suspended for two years, for the three charges and given a four-month curfew. He was also handed a 13-year restraining order by Judge Colin Burn at Bradford Crown Court on July 22.

The court heard Lovell has 20 previous convictions for 44 offences including nine previous breaches of non-molestation orders.