A man sent a female police officer a photo of his erect penis with the message: “I’ll show you now, enjoy,” Bradford Crown Court heard yesterday.

David Fisher followed up the text with another similar photo and the question: “Is my c*ck big enough for you?”

Fisher, 56, of no fixed abode, pleaded guilty to sending a malicious communication that was grossly offensive for the purpose of causing distress or anxiety on November 26 last year.

The court heard that the police officer had texted Fisher asking him to contact the police at Trafalgar House in Nelson Street, Bradford, after he was cautioned for shoplifting.

Prosecutor Louise Pryke said Fisher’s reply was “offensive and shocking.”

He later told the police he did not understand technology and “got confused.”

Fisher further pleaded guilty to arson at his former home in Walker Drive, Manningham, Bradford, on December 11 and three offences of shoplifting.

His barrister, Robin Frieze, said he had been in custody since December.

He had kept out of trouble for ten years, working at a second hand furniture shop until he began drinking heavily and his life spiralled into chaos.

Fisher had mental health issues and his anxiety resurfaced last year, causing reckless and impulsive behaviour.

Judge Jonathan Rose adjourned sentence until Tuesday. He said he would not lock Fisher up if he had proof that he had a suitable address to go to.