IAN Clinton Watt is awaiting sentence after admitting harassment of a Test Valley woman.

Watt, 35, of Boniface Crescent, Lordshill, pleaded guilty to the charge which took place between April 30 and July 27.

Magistrates in Basingstoke heard that he tried to force his way into the woman's home in Houghton near Stockbridge, loitered outside, send her numerous emails and texts, made unwanted phone calls and arranged for an unauthorised payment to the woman from the Department of Work and Pensions.

Watt was released on conditional bail not to contact the woman or visit an address in Houghton and will be sentenced at Basingstoke on August 8.