In the circumstances described below, a court may make a restraining order1. Such an order may, for the purpose of protecting the victim or victims2 of an offence, or any other person mentioned in the order, from conduct which either amounts to harassment3 or will cause a fear of violence, prohibit the defendant from doing anything described in the order4, and may be made by a court sentencing or otherwise dealing with a person convicted of any offence5. A court may make a restraining order in addition to sentencing the defendant or dealing with him in any other way6
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