May 12, 2017
Facebook SOS as burglar found in pub
A pub owner who trapped a burglar posted an SOS on Facebook for help when he said police told him it was not an emergency. He said a crowd gathered at the pub to help after his social media appeal before police arrived an hour later. Mr Forster said he was shocked when the manager of the pub, who made the initial 999 call, told him police would not be responding as an emergency. Lancashire Police said the operator advised the caller they were "Experiencing a high level of demand and would get someone there as soon as we could". The force said it arrived at the pub in Glover's Court at 16:33 BST and a woman was arrested.
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