AN ANDOVER man breached a restraining order after he contacted his victim on an online dating site.

Nathan Smith, of Woodlands Way, had previously admitted harassing a woman during a hearing at Basingstoke Magistrates Court on November 13 last year.

Magistrates were told the 48-year-old sent the woman “multiple unwanted messages” between October 14 and 28 last year. The court imposed a restraining order on Smith and ordered him to carry out ‘building better relationships’ rehabilitation.

But on September 25 this year he broke the order and sent a message to his victim on the online dating platform Plenty of Fish.

On October 17 this year, at the same court, magistrates ordered that Smith must be electronically monitored and be the subject of a curfew for a month.

He must also pay £85 court costs and victim surcharge.