Schmidt stalker arrested

A 30-year-old woman has been arrested for pestering former chancellor Helmut Schmidt after she repeatedly called to his house professing her love for him.

Schmidt stalker arrested
Safe - Helmut Schmidt. Photo:DPA

The woman is said to have visited the 89-year-old’s house in Hamburg with a letter filled with sweets, and then again with a card.

When she approached the house for a third time, security officers stepped in and arrested her under new German stalking laws.

The woman is said to be a huge fan of Schmidt, and told people she was his daughter in order to get close to his house.

She was referred to a psychiatric service, and released after an assessment found she did not pose a danger.