A MAN with a “fixation” on a female Burnley police officer told one of her colleague that she looked like Hollywood actress Kate Winslet and he loved her.

Blackburn magistrates heard Boota Singh had previously been made subject to a restraining order after he showered the officer with flowers and chocolates and waited for her outside the police station.

Singh, 39, of Cog Lane, Burnley, pleaded guilty to attempting to breach a restraining order by making comments to an officer about PC Carla Strang.

He was made subject to a community order for 12 months with 25 days rehabilitation activity requirement and six months alcohol treatment requirement.

He was made subject to a curfew for four weeks between 9pm and 7am and ordered to pay £85 costs and £85 victim surcharge.

Parveen Akhtar, prosecuting, said Singh had been made subject to a restraining order for stalking PC Strang.

The latest comments had been made to a male officer who was dealing with an incident of juvenile nuisance.

He was approached by Singh who said PC Strang looked like Oscar-winning star of the movie Titanic Kate Winslet.

“He clearly has a fascination with the officer,” said Miss Akhtar.

“He asked the officer to tell his colleague that he loved her and couldn’t live without her.”

David Lawson, defending, said his client had mental health problems and was easily influenced.

“Others suggest a course of action and in a child-like way he acts on their influence,” said Mr Lawson.

“He was being ushered away from the incident involving the youths when he asked the officer to tell PC Strang that he loved her.

“There was no direct contact with PC Strang.”

Speaking after the hearing, Lancashire Police Federation treasurer Tony Bradley said: “Any harassment or violence towards officers should be dealt with consistently through the criminal justice system to secure a successful outcome so our officers feel safe to do their job.”