A MAN has been slapped with a restraining order after being convicted of a stalking offence.

Mark Daniel Chew, 50, of The Mews, Burley-in-Wharfedale, pleaded guilty to stalking without fear/alarm/distress when he appeared at Leeds Magistrates' Court on July 13, 2022.

The offence occurred between November 19, 2021 and December 12, 2021 in Otley when he "pursued a course of conduct which amounted to the stalking" of his female victim.

The court heard he fitted a tracker to her vehicle and used it to check her movements.

Magistrates imposed a community order and a restraining order preventing any contact with the victim.

He must also pay a surcharge to fund victim services of £95 and costs of £85 to the Crown Prosecution Service.

The defendant's guilty plea taken into account when imposing sentence.