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Neighbour leaves angry note on parked police car responding to ‘life or death’ emergency

Neighbour leaves angry note on police car saying ‘This a private parking!’ when they park in residents bay in rush to save victim they believe is being beaten up in ‘life or death situation’

  • Police had received report that someone was being attacked in nearby house 
  • They responded to the emergency before returning to find the shocking letter
  • Officers spoke to resident and explained the situation but they said ‘I don’t care’ 

A resident left an angry note on a police car after officers parked outside their house in a residents bay while responding to what they thought was a ‘life or death’ emergency.

The policemen had received a report that someone with a child was being attacked in one of the neighbouring houses in Horley, Surrey, and were bemused to return to their vehicle to find the letter. It read: ‘Note!! Park your police car outside. This a private parking!!’

Reigate and Banstead Police said they later spoke to the person who had left the note and explained they had been dealing with an urgent situation, only to be told: ‘I don’t care, it’s not my emergency.’

The policemen had received a report that someone was being attacked in one of the neighbouring houses in Horley, Surrey, and were bemused to return to their vehicle to find the letter. It read: ‘Note!! Park your police car outside. This a private parking!!’

Posting on their Facebook page, the team, part of Surrey Police, said: ‘Another heartfelt apology to the resident in Horley who thought it would be helpful to tell us where we can and can’t park.

‘We apologise for our inconsiderate parking during a potentially life or death situation and we will try and be more aware next time #SorryNotSorry.’

This is not the first time someone has left a note berating emergency services for parking outside their property during an emergency.

In February 2018, a woman from Stoke was fined £120 for leaving an angry note on an ambulance and telling paramedics to ‘move your f****** van’. 

Posting on their Facebook page, the team, part of Surrey Police, said: 'Another heartfelt apology to the resident in Horley who thought it would be helpful to tell us where we can and can't park

Posting on their Facebook page, the team, part of Surrey Police, said: ‘Another heartfelt apology to the resident in Horley who thought it would be helpful to tell us where we can and can’t park



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