A MAN who was jailed for harassing Bolton MP Yasmin Qureshi has been sentenced for harassing other people.

At Manchester Magistrates’ Court Tyrone Gallagher, aged 51, of Gregson Field, Great Lever was due to stand trial for the latest offences, but changed his pleas to guilty on the day the hearing was about to start.

Gallagher pleaded guilty to persistently making use of a public electronic communications network for the purpose of causing annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety to another between September 22 and November 19, 2019.

He also admitted harassing people between February 20 and April 10 last year by continually making attempts to contact them.

Gallagher was sentenced to eight weeks in prison, suspended for 12 months and a restraining order was made banning him from contacting David Ankers, Sharon Braddock, Mike Elliott or Josephine Cavanagh. He must also pay £272 in prosecutions costs and charges.

In 2019 Gallagher was jailed for 56 days after being convicted of waging an abusive online campaign against Bolton South East MP Yasmin Qureshi.