A LLANWRDA man has denied that he attempted to report to the police that a woman had withdrawn her support for a charge against him.

Stephen Lloyd was charged with stalking the woman and causing serious alarm or distress between February 1 and October 13.

He was alleged to have followed the woman, been verbally abusive to her, accused her of sleeping with other men, offered her money for oral sex, and constantly emailed and texted her.

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He was also charged with doing an act with the intent to pervert the course of public justice on July 22.

It is alleged that Lloyd reported to a police officer that the woman no longer wanted to pursue the case against him.

Lloyd, 63, of Llanwrda, near Felindre, pleaded not guilty to each charge at Swansea Crown Court on November 13.

The court heard that the officer then spoke with the complainant, and “she said she was not withdrawing her support in any way”.

James Hartson, defending, said: “He believed she had gone to the police station on two occasions to attempt to withdraw it.

“There was no attempt to mislead the officer. He believed it was true.”

The defendant asked if he could plead guilty to harassment as an alternative to the stalking charge.

Judge Geraint Walters adjourned the case for a week for the prosecution to consider whether an alternative charge would be acceptable.