A CARLISLE man has been ordered to pay £500 compensation after he smashed a car window and used threatening behaviour.

Robert Hartley, 51, of Milbourne Street, committed the offences on April 29, the city's Rickergate heard.

The prosecution withdrew an allegation that he used threatening behaviour with the intention of causing the car's owner distress and alarm.

The threatening behaviour offence he admitted stated rather that people were "likely to be caused distress or alarm".

Magistrates fined Hartley £80 with £85 costs and a £34 surcharge.

They also imposed a restraining order, banning any contact with the woman whose car was damaged until October 2024.

This includes a condition - designed to protect the woman - that he must not go to Bellgarth Gardens or Bellgarth Road, Carlisle.

The defendant was represented by defence lawyer Chris Toms.