WINCHESTER man Mitchell Standen has been cleared of breaching a restraining order by contacting a woman.

Mr Standen, 24, of Hyde Gate, Hyde, denied contacting Sindy Chalker on June 26.

He was cleared at Basingstoke Magistrates Court when the prosecution offered no evidence.

Mr Standen's personal expenses of £18.80 will be paid out of central funds, the magistrates decided.