A man accused of stalking X Factor winner Joe McElderry and his mother Eileen Joyce was convicted of harassment on Tuesday.
Ennis McBride, 53, from Stockport, was found guilty at South Tyneside Magistrates' Court after McElderry and members of his family gave evidence during the trial.
District Judge Roger Elsey said of McBride: "He has given evidence but has not been a compelling witness and lacked credibility.
A man accused of stalking X Factor winner Joe McElderry and his mother Eileen Joyce was convicted of harassment
"He totally lacked insight into the impact of his actions on the complainants."
The judge fined him £1,000 and ordered him to pay £915 costs.
McBride was subject to a five-year restraining order preventing him from contacting the singer or his mother.
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