Taking a Liberty with true love

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A WOMAN who suffers from a bizarre illness says she has found true love with one of the world’s most famous inanimate objects – the Statue of Liberty.

Amanda Whittaker, 27, of Leeds, has a condition called objectum sexuality in which people fall in love with things rather than humans.

The shop assistant developed a deep affection for the statue when a friend in New York posted her a picture online. So far she has visited the 151ft statue four times and even harboured thoughts of “marrying” it.

Miss Whittaker who says she had a passionate love affair with a drum kit while at school said the statue is her “long-distance lover”.

Her home is populated by a 6ft replica and hundreds of smaller models.

Picture: Andrew McCaren/Ross Parry Agency