A MAN found guilty of harassment and two assaults at St Dogmaels has been hit with a restraining order and a community service order.

Leigh Harrison, of Beech Drive, Blackwater, Camberley, Surrey, appeared before magistrates at Aberystwyth Justice Centre, where he denied threatening to post pictures of a woman on Facebook, shouting abuse at her at her home in St Dogmaels and sending abusive texts and emails between July 1, 2016 and January 1 2017.

Harrison also denied charges of assaulting the woman and a man at St Dogmaels on January 1, 2017.

The bench found him guilty on all charges, while the 25-year-old admitted a further charge of causing criminal damage to a Skoda car on January 1, 2017 and also failing to surrender to the court having been released on bail.

Harrison was issued with a community rehabilitation order, which also requires him to carry out 100 hours unpaid work over the next 12 months.

He was also issued with a two-year restraining order, preventing him contacting in any way or approaching four people or two addresses at St Dogmaels and Llechryd.

Harrison was ordered to pay £170 compensation, along with £620 prosecution costs and an £85 victim surcharge.