Angry resident tells police 'this is private parking' as they attend 'life or death' incident

Will Metcalfe
An angry resident left this note on the windscreen of a police car responding to a 999 call. (PA)

This is the angry note left on a police car responding to a ‘life or death’ callout by an enraged neighbour.

Surrey Police were called to an address in Horley following a report that a resident was being assaulted while a child was present at the property.

The force said when confronted by the officers, the person who wrote the note told them: “I don’t care, it’s not my emergency.”

Surrey Police officers were left an angry note telling them to park elsewhere after responding to a ‘life or death’ call. Stock image. (PA)

Reigate and Banstead Beat (Surrey Police) posted on Facebook: “Another heartfelt apology to the resident in #Horley who thought it would be helpful to tell us where we can and can’t park.

“Unfortunately the officers parked in a residents bay in a rush to get into an address where reports of a distressed resident potentially being beaten up with a child in an address was called in.

“When the officers finished at the address and spoke to the person who put the note on their car, they explained they were responding to an emergency, the response was “I DONT CARE ITS NOT MY EMERGENCY”.

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

The post has received hundreds of supporting comments from members of the public including Eileen McLaughlin who wrote: “Unfortunately there are people who have no respect for emergency services doing their jobs!

“No doubt they will also be the ones who expect emergency services to come out when they want help!”

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