A Plumstead man has been sentenced for bombarded a woman with text messages.

Peter Sargeant, 46, of Nightingale Vale, pleaded guilty to harassment without violence at Bexley Magistrates’ Court.

Between May 11 and May 28 he continually sent texts to a woman contrary to the Protection from Harassment Act 1997.

He was given a community order and a restraining order, both for six months.