FORMER Widnes Vikings scrum half Jamie Durbin has been fined by the courts after admitting harassment.

The 35-year-old turned out for the Chemics on loan from Warrington Wolves in 2005, before signings a permanent deal with the club in 2006.

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Durbin during his time with Warrington Wolves

He appeared at Warrington Magistrates Court on Friday, June 26, after being charged with harassment.

Durbin admitted this charge, with the court hearing that he turned up at a relative’s home in Widnes on several occasions over a three-day period last month making demands for alcohol and money.

The former Leigh Centurions and North Wales Crusaders player was handed a restraining order banning him from entering her street until Christmas Day.

Magistrates also imposed an £80 fine, a £34 victim surcharge and court costs of £85.

Durbin, of Greenway Road in Widnes, was banned from rugby league for two years in 2006 after testing positive for having anabolic steroids in his system while turning out for the Vikings.

He later returned to the sport with the Leythers in 2009.