A South Hams man has admitted a series of racially and religiously aggravated offences, including stalking, assault and criminal damage.

Liam McCarthy, 25, of Springwood Close, Ivybridge, stalked Jasmine Arey in Plymouth over a period of six months, from Novemer 2017 to April this year, and persistently contacted her via social media and mobile phone, after she had asked him to stop on a number of occasions.

On May 6 this year in Plymouth, he also damaged a mobile phone and glasses, together worth £630, belonging to Amy Hogarth; assaulted another woman and damaged her glasses, worth £15; and assaulted Zachariah Tarsey.

At Plymouth Magistrates Court on Wednesday, the case was adjourned for sentencing until Wednesday, June 27, at 2pm. The magistrates have asked for a psychiatric report.

McCarthy was granted conditional bail, not to contact directly or indirectly Jasmin Arey, Zachariah Tarsey, Amy Hogarth or another named woman.