A roofer whose relationship, a court heard, had ended after he lied about going to France to see family when social media snaps showed him with pals in Cuba has admitted stalking.

Martin Burt, 53, of Marine Road, Prestatyn, was accused of sending non-threatening texts to Lisa Brennin and visiting her Llysfaen home against her wishes. He also pleaded guilty to damaging a sofa cushion cover belonging to her.

Magistrates at Llandudno fined him £825 and awarded £150 compensation for any stress caused and £89 compensation for the damage.

Burt must also pay £167 costs and a two-year restraining order was imposed banning contact with his ex-partner.

Prosecutor James Neary said: "She just wants all of this to stop. He’s done this sort of thing in the past with a previous partner.”

Defence solicitor Andrew Hutchinson said Burt had been in a relationship for seven years until the pictures appeared on social media.

“The breakdown was because he lied to her. He went to Cuba, not France. He accepts now that the relationship is over. We don’t oppose the restraining order.”