A police chief hit back at a Twitter user who criticised two of his officers for taking a coffee break during a busy shift on social media.
A coffee shop customer shared an image of two police officers enjoying a sit-down and a hot drink in a Cafe Nero branch in Manchester on Twitter.
A message with the tweet read:
Greater Manchester Police’s City Centre team posted a response on Facebook and described how the officers had been on their feet all day tackling crime in the city.
One of the police officers recently gave first aid to a man whose face was slashed, while the PCSO works ten hour shifts on his feet every day, they said.
The message, written by Inspector Phil Spurgeon, said:
Inspector Spurgeon said since he published the message there has been an overwhelming show of support towards the officers from the public.
Natalie Fiona commented:
Another Twitter user said:
Greater Manchester Police's City Centre Twitter account has now tweeted a message of thanks following an outpouring of support from the public for the officers.