A MAN who exposed himself to a police officer in a park and asked him 'if he wanted a kiss' has been slapped with a fine.

Burnley Magistrates were told how defendant Jordan McMillan intentionally exposed himself to PCSO David Bailey while he was trying to disperse a large group of teenagers in a park in the town.

The incident on September 20 was captured on PCSO's body camera, and in the footage, which was shown to the court, McMillan could be seen taunting the officer, asking him why he was filming, before reaching down to unfasten his trousers and exposing himself to the officer.

McMillan then proceeded to give the officer verbal abuse, and said: "Do you want a kiss or something?"

He then used a homophobic slur towards the officer.

Originally, McMillan, 20, of Coal Clough Lane, Burnley, was charged with indecent exposure, but following mitigation, the court changed the charge to a public order offence of causing a PCSO harassment along with distress, as it was believed that there was no sexual motivation in his actions. He pleaded guilty to charge.

In McMillan's defence, solicitor Mark Williams said that a decision to alter the charge should be made so his record would not be blighted for the rest of his life by having a sexual offence charge against his name.

Mr Williams said: "This was merely the defendant showing off in front of his friends when he shouldn't have done.

"He had been to a funeral that day and had had a few drinks and was walking back home through the park when he bumped into some people he knew.

"The officer present, made the group of youths aware he was filming and for some reason the defendant thought it would be amusing to pull his trousers down.

"The defendant accepts what he did was wrong, regrets his actions and is embarrassed about it."

Mr Williams said that McMillan, who had no previous convictions, had acted out of character and had apologised to PCSO Bailey.

McMillan was fined £120 and ordered to pay £85 costs and a £30 victim surcharge.