A MAN breached his restraining order by sending kisses to a woman’s Avon Facebook page, a court heard.

William Dean Morris-Jones, 27, of Longbridge Street, Llanidloes, admitted the offence at Welshpool Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday.

The restraining order was imposed on August 13, 2019, by the same court. Just 11 days later, he was found to have breached his restraining order against the victim in that case.

In court in Tuesday, magistrates extended his restraining order; just a day before it was due to expire.

Justin Espie, prosecuting, said the first breach took place when the defendant messaged a Facebook group she was running to sell Avon products. She had blocked Morris-Jones on the social media site, but he was still able to message on the group, the court heard.

In the victim’s impact statement, she said she has had nightmares about the defendant and had considered moving out of Llanidloes.

She said she had changed supermarket and and had nightmares of the defendant walking into her work and “physically assaulting” and “verbally abusing” her.

Paul Inns, defending, said he believed the victim now lives in Wolverhampton so there is no need for the defendant to be prevented from visiting her place of work: a pub.

The court heard that Morris-Jones can’t remember sending the message on Facebook as he was “very drunk at the time”.

The defendant was given a two month community order with electronic monitoring by magistrates, as well as a 12 month restraining order.

He was also told to pay a £90 victim surcharge and £85 in court costs.