A COURT order has been made against a pensioner who repeatedly entered a woman's garden, bought her unwanted underwear and asked her for sex.

Phillip Matthews, of Garland Road, Stourport, appeared at Kidderminster Magistrates' Court on Tuesday (November 16).

A prevention order was issued after Matthews, aged 72, carried out several stalking acts.

He watched the victim when she was alone in her garden, filmed or took photographs of the victim, and bought her an unwanted gift of underwear.

Matthews watched the victim through a hole in the fence and repeatedly entered her garden.

He also threw a piece of paper over the fence asking for sex with a mobile number to ring and searched through a charity bag she left outside her front door.

It was decided Matthews posed a stalking risk to another person and there was reasonable cause to believe the order was necessary to protect another.

The order was made for five years and Matthews must engage with his GP to address his behaviour and surrender devices for checking by the police when asked to do so, including providing any passwords or codes to access the devices.

He is also banned from contacting the woman by any means, physically approaching her, entering her grounds, filming her, deliberately looking into her garden, or touching her personal items.

Matthews could face jail if he fails to comply with the terms of the order.