A MAN who forced his way into a property and then assaulted a woman has been given a restraining order.

Stephen Matthew Clancy, of Borough Road, St Helens, was sentenced at Merseyside Magistrates' Court.

Clancy, 34, pleaded guilty to using violence for the purpose of gaining entry to a property in Moss Bank on February 14.

He also admitted to an assault on a woman at the property.

Clancy also admitted to possession of amphetamine at a police station on the same date.

The 34-year-old was given a restraining order for 12 months.

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He was also ordered to pay £100 in compensation and, fined £50.

He must also pay £32 to victim services and £85 in costs to the Crown Prosecution Service.

This makes a total of £267.

Clancy's guilty pleas were taken into account during sentencing.