A SOUTHAMPTON man has been ordered to pay nearly £900 after being convicted of harassing and assaulting a woman.

Keith Bunday, of Gurney Road, Shirley, was found guilty of both charges when he appeared before Southampton magistrates.

The harassment took place between July 1 and September 15, last year.

Bunday was found to have persistently texted, called and tried to see the victim following the end of their relationship, with the assault by beating taking place on September 15.

Magistrates sentences Bunday to a community order – including a rehabilitation requirement of up to 15 days – and imposed a restraining order.

He was also ordered to pay £620 costs, an £85 victim surcharge and fined £189.