A Llandysul man has been made the subject of a stalking prevention order.

Jonathan Daniel Hands, 47, appeared at Aberystwyth justice centre on Thursday, June 16.

The court heard that Hands had carried out acts associated with stalking which may ‘cause a risk of physical or psychological harm to another person if interventions were not put in place to protect the victim’.

The court heard that in cases like this the risk may arise from ‘acts which the defendant knows or ought to know are unwelcome to the other person, even if, in other circumstances, the acts would appear harmless in themselves’.

Magistrates at Aberystwyth Justice Centre imposed a stalking protection order stating that Hands must attend a Stalking Perpetrators programme.

He must also notify the police of any personal relationship with a new or previous partner within 14 days in order that Claire’s Law disclosure can be considered and notify police of the make, model, and registration number of any vehicle he acquires.

Hand was also instructed to attend a psychological assessment and to be fitted with a police GPS tag for no more than three months.

He was told that he must not try to approach, or communicate, either directly or indirectly, with his victim or to go within 50 metres of her. He must keep away from certain properties and must not write about his victim on any electronic device, network or any social media.

Hands was warned that if he failed to comply with the terms of the order, he could face prison.