A RESTRAININGorder has been imposed on a stalker who fitted a tracking device to a woman's car.

Adrian Hanlon pleaded guilty last month to one count of stalking without fear, alarm or distress and was sentenced by Newton Aycliffe Magistrates' Court on Wednesday (March 16).

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The court heard that Hanlon, of Derwent View High, Dipton, Stanley pursued a course of conduct which amounted to the stalking of a woman in Chester-le-Street between August 1, 2021 and February 9 of this year.

The court was told that the 40-year-old had fitted a tracking device to his victim's car.

Hanlon was sentenced to a community order with a 12-week electronically monitored overnight curfew.

Under the order, he must stay in his house from 9pm to 6am every night until June 7, 2022 and must attend rehabilitation activity appointments up to a maximum of 15 days.

Magistrates also issued a restraining order banning him from directly or indirectly contacting the victim in this case.

The order runs until March 15, 2024.

Hanlon must also pay £180 in court costs and charges.

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