Eight police officers were spotted by the national newspaper called The Sun spending 45 minutes drinking a cup of tea and eating snacks on their shift in Plymouth, Devon at The Coffee Shack on April 14, 2017.
The pictures appeared on social websites created a whole mess. Some people were outraged by the sight and accusing cops to spend a lunch break when four incidents took place in Plymouth in the meantime. While the others have taken twitter to support Devone’s police officers with the hashtag #brewsforblues.
The cafe holders told to The Sun,
“They turned up in five cars and a van and parked along a sea wall. The officers, including a sergeant, ordered hot drinks and a few bacon sarnies from a cafe, then sat outside on the promenade.”
A spokesman of The Coffee Shack said, “They come here quite regularly – all the emergency services do.”
Even though, each officer is entitled to a 45-minute refreshment break over the course of eight-hour shift as the article stated. Several local police officers were also showing their support to their colleagues.
PCSO Kirsty Down twitted, “Don’t know what’s more disappointing, the fact someone took the pic or the sun wasted news space reporting it.”
Devon and Cornwall Police Chief Superintendent David Thorne told The Sun: “On occasions officers will take breaks in commercial establishments so they are visible to the public. Their radios remain on and they remain contactable for immediate deployment.”
West Yorkshire Police Dogs tweeted, “Hope you’re enjoying your Good Friday. Staff are out there today as ever patrolling, maybe even mealing in public.”
The Sun newspaper still does not respond anything in return.