A football fan has been given a restraining order after he hugged and kissed a Derbyshire police officer

A football fan has been fined and given a restraining order after he harassed, hugged and kissed a female police officer.

Derby magistrates’ court heard on August 12 how Leonard Foulk, 53, of Horsley Road, Kilburn, Belper, pursued a course of conduct between September 8, 2018, and April 19, 2019, at Burton-on-Trent and other locations where Burton Albion FC were playing which amounted to the harassment of a police officer.

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It was found, according to the court, that on a number of occasions Foulk had behaved inappropriately by hugging, kissing and placing an item down the officer’s stab-proof vest.

The court heard how he also sent unwanted gifts to Burton police station and actively sought out the officer at football matches.

Foulk pleaded guilty to harassment.

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Derby magistrates' court.

Derby magistrates' court.

The defendant was fined £360 and must pay £100 compensation, a £36 victim surcharge and £85 costs.

He was also given a three-year restraining order to last until August 11, 2022.