A SOUTHAMPTON man has admitted twice trying to engage a girl in sexual activity.

One of the offences involved Adam Steven McCrystal Baker, 29, of Cranbury Avenue, trying to make the girl, aged 14, take an indecent photo of herself, a court heard.

Baker also admitted possessing an extreme pornographic image involving a dog.

He also admitted threatening behaviour and assault against PC Sarah Coolahan in Portsmouth on July 16.

Between July 6-11 he failed to inform police of a change of address as required by the Sex Offences Act.

Magistrates in Basingstoke imposed a community order with a rehabilitation activity requirement for up to 50 days, an £80 fine, an £85 victim surcharge and £40 costs. Baker must also be on the sex offenders register for five years.