MAGISTRATES have approved an order that bars a Winchester man being in contact with a woman.

The police requested the 28-day domestic violence protection order against Geoffrey Bartrop, 54, of Walpole Road, Stanmore.

It means Bartrop cannot contact Rachel Rice directly or through a third party or via texts, emails or phone calls.

He is not allowed to threaten violence against Ms Rice or intimidate, pester or harass her, or go within 200m of an address in Walpole Road.