Woman banned from contacting former therapist she stalked and sent poetry to

A stalker in love with her former therapist has had a restraining order put against her after continued obsessive behavior.

Catherine Hatt, 38, has been banned for contacting her ex therapist for five years.

Her behaviour included sending the man "erotic messages" and love poems as well as travelling all the way from Northern Ireland to his remote Devon home in the small village of Hartland.

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One of the poems where shared by the Daily Mail, with an extract reading: "Old cold stone soup, sustain me; keep me strong, keep me going. You must have known once what I'm knowing."

The court heard how Hatt made many attempts to contact the man.

When he ignored her messages, she wrote to his practices governing body, claiming he had scammed her after having an "inappropriate relationship" and alleged he had "taken advantage of her".

She eventually retracted her accusations but then again made the trip all the way to Hartland in March of this year in addition to calling him several times per day.

Hatt declared her love for the man, even saying she had "fantasized about meeting him in some woods".

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She was subsequently arrested and admitted to police she was infatuated and obsessed with him, Devon and Cornwall Police revealed in a statement.

She is thought to have broken down when he told her explicitly that he did not want to see her.

Police invoked the Stalking Protection Order, which they said would help protect the man, who has not been named, from further harassment.

A a magistrates court, the order was approved for five years.

"She does pose a risk to him, his professional reputation and his well being and social standing," the court said.

The Justice of the Peace said the therapist "felt like a prisoner in his own home."

Hatt failed to attend the court hearing, having also been absent for the previous two hearings of the same case.

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